Michigan Mentorship Programs Help Young Women Succeed

Petals and Pinecones alumni volunteering at a recent fundraiser.

Petals and Pinecones alumni volunteering at a recent fundraiser.

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By Deborah M. Walker

LANSING, MICHIGAN —  It is a startling realization that each year countless young girls succumb to the pitfalls that produce barriers to success such as teenage pregnancy and drug abuse. According to DoSomething.org, 3 out of every 10 American girls will become pregnant at least once before their 20th birthday resulting in nearly 750,000 teenage pregnancies a year.

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