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Citywide baby shower at Polly Fox Academy reaches out to pregnant and parenting teens

Polly Fox Academy, a school dedicated to helping pregnant and parenting teenage girls, grades 7 – 12 complete their high school education, will hold its annual Citywide Baby Shower for teen mothers on Thursday, August 2, 2012.


In addition to gift bags for potential students, refreshments, and door prizes, the free 1-3:00 p.m. event will give interested young women the opportunity to find out how they can earn their high school diploma at Polly Fox Academy.

The Academy is free of charge to all pregnant and parenting teenage girls in northwest Ohio. Its mission is to help young mothers graduate and achieve financial independence so they can support themselves and their children.

Besides the usual high school curriculum, Polly Fox offers classes that prepare students to cope with the special challenges that face teenage mothers. Social service support and linkages to appropriate community resources are also provided.

Subsidized daycare through Toledo Day Nursery is available to care for the children of students while they attend classes. In addition, the Academy offers flexible scheduling that is adaptable to the needs of both mother and child.

Polly Fox has a school-based health clinic with a nurse educator who provides health education with a focus on pre-natal care. She is available to answer students’ questions about pregnancy as well as medical concerns they might have about their children. The nurse educator can also diagnose medical problems and refer students to a doctor so they don’t have to rely on emergency room care.

The Academy offers career preparation that empowers students to become independent. The program includes skills assessment, job readiness training and mentoring opportunities. Job shadowing and internship placements are also offered. Seniors create a portfolio they can use in job interviews.

The Citywide Baby Shower will be held at Polly Fox Academy, which is located at 1505 Jefferson Avenue at 16th street across from the Catholic Club. Free on-site parking is available. For additional information, call 419-720-4593.

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