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Boston teen parents find support at summit

Cristian Morales held his daughter, 2-year-old Jade, at their Malden home. He is 19 and received aid through the Summit for Teen Empowerment, Progress, and Parenting Success. Cristian Morales held his daughter, 2-year-old Jade, at their Malden home. He is 19 and received aid through the Summit for Teen Empowerment, Progress, and Parenting Success. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)
By Wesley Lowery
Globe Correspondent / June 27, 2012
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More than 500 teens give birth in Boston each year, often leaving children to be raised by grandparents or in single-parent homes. Providing teenage parents with the resources to raise children is the goal of the Summit for Teen Empowerment, Progress, and Parenting Success, a one-day conference taking place Wednesday at Northeastern and sponsored by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Center for Community Health and Health Equity.

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