An Entire U.S. City Will Drop Out of School This Year

For You From The Word

Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. (Proverbs 4:13)

For You To Think About

Every day, 1,100 American teenagers discover they are pregnant though they did not plan to be.

Half of these young women will not finish high school. Pregnancy is cited as a major factor.

That means 200,750 girls will not graduate each year — more than the entire population of cities like Grand Rapids, MI (population: 188,040), Tallahassee, FL (population: 181,376), and even Salt Lake City, UT (population: 186,440).

With no diploma and no education, these women face a lifetime of probable poverty. Their children are at higher risk for abuse and neglect. Our nation suffers the loss of a bright, new workforce to the tune of a whole city each year.

It’s hard for a young woman to carry a baby to term and finish her education. But she can do it with support. Pregnant teenagers need to know they can have a Friend and have support to finish school and build a productive life. God’s people can minister to these women and help prevent the tremendous loss of an entire city this year.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Inspire pregnant teenagers to finish their education. Show me and others in God’s family how to support and encourage them.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

More about Support for Pregnant Teenagers

Katey’s Story: “Options When I Needed Them the Most”

16 & Pregnant Stars: “One-on-One Pregnancy Counseling Made the Difference”

Family’s Story: Pro-Life Politician’s Pregnant Teen Daughter Chooses Life


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