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When high schoolers are parents, parent-teacher conference are a three-generation affair

4/7/2017 | Chalkbeat

When Jainellah Henry found out she was pregnant at 14 years old, she felt like any other teenager might — distraught and scared about her future.

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LYFE Receives Award from the Center for Children’s Initiatives

10/19/2015 | ABC7

LYFE received the Organizational Leadership Award at the 2015 Center for Children’s Initiatives’ Champions for Children’s Award Luncheon.

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Teen mom benefits from LYFE program

6/10/2015  |  News12 Bronx

A young Bronx mother who is graduating early from high school is giving credit to the Department of Education.

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A Teenage Mother Breaks the Boundaries

6/26/2015  |  The Wall Street Journal

Isis Patterson, a teenage mother who was once homeless, graduated from high school with honors.

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Morris Heights teen mom graduates with honors

6/26/2015  |  News12 Bronx

A 16-year-old teen mom from Morris Heights graduated from high school one year early and with honors.

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NYC Teen Mom Defies the Odds and Graduates Early with Honors

6/24/2015  |  Urban Education  |  June/July 2015

Janira Moore refused to let teen pregnancy statistics dictate her future. After becoming a mother at age 15, the ambitious scholar worked hard and graduated early and with honors from University Heights Secondary School in New York City.

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LYFE Teacher Margaret Diercks-Henfling  Wins Big Apple Award

6/15/2015  |  NYC Department of Education

Margaret Diercks-Henfling, an early childhood education teacher at the LYFE Program on Beach Channel Educational Campus, Queens has been named a winner of the NYC Department of Education Big Apple Award. Considered a leader throughout the LYFE program, her work goes beyond the classroom: she has mentored students, collaborated with community partners to provide nursing services, and helped start a cheerleading team at her high school.

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