LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lafayette Parish schoolofficials say at least 12 students have applied for a new program aimed at keeping teen mothers in school.

June Inhern is the schoolsystem's assistant director of early child education. She tells The Advocate that the program will include parenting classes and on-campus daycare.

Classes begin Jan. 13 at Northside High School. Inhern hopes to have daycare available by the end of January.

She says 10 of the 12 students enrolled already attend Northside. The two others are zoned for Acadiana and Carencro.

The program has space for up to 16 students and 16 children. But Inhern says one girl has twins, so student enrollment may be capped at 15 this year. The district is still taking applications.

(Information in the following story is from: The Advocate,


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