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Samantha D.

A couple years ago I was known as the social involved-pretty eyed girl who wanted to join and help everything. I joined sports in and out of school, fed homeless, help the community by joining PODER. No one would have thought of me getting pregnant, but I did. That’s when my life changed. As of…

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Rhonda G.

I was raised in a small town named Blythewood in South Carolina, one in family of seven. In the ‘70’s medical technology was not top notch so my parents were told they were having a boy.  Not exactly, my parents were blessed with a set of twin girls!  I had a great childhood and my…

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Danea P

Many people have at least one life-changing experience. Personally, I have encountered numerous experiences that could be classified as life-changing.  Yet, amongst all of those experiences one stands out within my mind as the most impactful. Losing my mother merely a year ago forced me to grow up quickly. Additionally, I have been able to…

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Kayla F

Hello, My name Is Kayla F I am 25 years old, and currently a single mother. I have a 2 year old daughter, who is my biggest supporter and motivation in my life.  Before having my daughter I wasn’t the most motivated person but I was very goal oriented, and I knew what I wanted as…

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Jordana W

Some of the challenges I have faced as a single mother The greatest challenges I have faced as a single mother are poverty, loneliness, unemployment, professional rejection, debt, chronic scarcity, fear for the future, and a huge lack of social compassion. I have survived on approximately $16,000 this year. Here in the costly Bay Area,…

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Chantel F

Saving Supermom Being raised in a city where crime and violence is an everyday occurrence, I constantly remind myself that I can do better. The children here in Trenton and Ewing Township, New Jersey are not provided an adequate education, as opposed to other surrounding school districts, and finding employment that is decent enough to…

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Kristen K

My name is Kristen K. On November 21st, 2005 I gave birth to my first and only child. I was two days into my 16th Birthday. I knew the moment that I found out I was pregnant that my life needed to be different. At that time I had no idea how hard I would…

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Emily G

To whom it may concern: My name is Emily G.  I received an email today and thought I would try and get a scholarship to help me further my education. I have worked for Peak Pediatrics as a Medical assistant for almost 8 years.  I love my job and love the medical field.  I am…

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Wanda L

Being an educator in a high poverty school, I have been around many children that are being raised by single mothers and I have seen the struggles the students face in school.  Some students have to work to help provide for the family and some have to take days off from school just so they…

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Jennifer K

Hardships of a Single Mother The life of a single mother is not an easy one. Even though I have only been a single mother for a short period of time, my life has had no lack of hardships. From financial hardships to struggling to do it on my own, I have continued to work…