by Maria Elena Baca, Public Affairs Officer, Hennepin County
Adrianna Blackmon’s confidence is contagious. During a tutoring session, Katelyn Williams smiled and sat up a little straighter under Blackmon’s encouragement as the two paged through a study guide for her upcoming biology test.
Both young women participate in a partnership between Hennepin County Health and Human Services and Hennepin Healthcare’s Teen HOPE program.
The Teen Hope initiative embeds public health nurses in schools to create one-stop resource centers to help pregnant and parenting teens manage their county benefits and their own and their children’s health as they work to continue their education. (more…)