I am truly honored to work with the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy as a Young Parent Policy Fellow, YPPF. Not only do I get to do what I like and want to do in the future, I also get to be apart of a family who love and support one another and also make you feel empowered. Being apart of the YPPF allowed me to do some of the work I want to go to school for and see myself doing as a career.
As a fellow we do policy work, research, focus groups, advocacy trainings, planning, and whatever else they would like us to do. It truly makes me feel like I’m making a difference, which to me is a real personal gain. I feel being apart of the YPPF, I have real found my path and passion and it has open so many new doors for me. I feel like I found who I am and I really blossomed into the person I was always destined to be. I found that I love public speaking and that I am somewhat of a natural at it. Even though I get nervous speaking in front of crowds, once I start there is not stopping me! I come alive inside and it’s like a high that I never want to come off, and without YPPF I would have been lost. I’m lucky that I found my calling and found what I love, so I can grow, blossom, and empower myself and fellow young parents!
If you are a young parent in the Boston area and interested in becoming a Young Parent Policy Fellow, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.