Lynwood, Calif. – Lynwood Unified School District, in partnership with the City of Lynwood and St. Francis Medical Center, are seeking donations for the upcoming Young Parents and Pregnancy Fair, to be held at Bateman Hall on May 14.
Gift cards and larger gifts from baby-specific merchants such as Target, Babies R Us and Toys R Us will serve as raffle prizes for teens, while coupons, discounts and other small gift items will be graciously accepted for inclusion into gift bags distributed to all attendees. Close to 200 teens from inside and outside the District are expected to attend the fair.
Lynwood Unified offers the fair, which coincides with National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, as a way to reassure teen moms and dads that they will still be able to complete their education with the full support of the District.
“The responsibilities of parenthood need not interrupt or delay a high quality education,” LUSD Board President Maria G. Lopez said. “The District is committed to supporting all students and providing the essential resources they need to succeed.”
The fair will focus on preparing expectant mothers on what they face before, during and after childbirth. Workshops, motivational speakers, college and career guidance, nutritional advice and discussions on the father’s role in child rearing will be presented during the day-long event.
The Young Parents and Pregnancy Fair was inaugurated last year by the District and the City. St. Francis Medical Center joins as a partner this year.
“We express deep appreciation for our partners at the City and St. Francis, who are working closely with the District to make this year’s fair a transformative experience for the students,” LUSD Superintendent Paul Gothold said. “We are grateful for all donations from the community.”
For more information or questions regarding the fair, please contact Christine Arostigue-Manson at Carostigue@lynwood.k12.ca.us or (310) 886-1458.