Along with English, History and Math classes, the 15 or so girls who attend high school at The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers also have Parenting class. They are often one or two years behind other high school students their age, but they are are committed to finishing high school while they learn how to be good mothers to their own children. Carol Bourgoin and Jana Burgoyne are two of the adults who teach, counsel and support these teen moms as they struggle with growing up while raising children of their own.
This piece enters into a day of parenting class, with Carol and Jana talking about their students: who they are, and how they got to be where they are today.
This piece is available on the Public Radio Exchange
ALSO: Listen to a first-person account of Cathy, one of the students who attends this school [click here
This piece aired on January 3, 2005 on KLCC
on The Nortwest Passage; January 12, 2005 on Here and Now
; July 12, 2006 on KFAI's Listening Lounge
; and September 8, 2007 on WFUV
. A narrated version aired May 6, 2005 on Voice of America
Producer: Sarah Elzas
Recorded in Waterville, Maine