Former teen mom starts nonprofit to help young mothers and prevent teen pregnancy

By Cyril Josh Barker
Amsterdam News Staff

According to the Center for Disease Control, rates of teenage pregnancy have declined across all racial/ethnic groups since the 1990s, although the rates for Black teens are still more than twice the rate for white teens.

Simone Goss is on a mission to not only cut those numbers down, but also give support to teens who become pregnant while breaking the stigma. Goss is the CEO and founder of Don’t 4Get Me—The Frances Canty Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to mentor and support teen moms in the city.

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