Vicky’s Testimony

Victoria Trullinger Stone When I was almost 18, and a mother of 2, I came to COPE when I fell behind at my regular high school. At first I saw it as an opportunity to quickly finish my… Read More

Yashira Lebron: Class of 2011

My name is Yashira Lebron. I went to COPE in 2001. It was a great experience. They gave me the opportunity to achieve my goals and guide me to an effective parenting. My teachers back then were, Mrs…. Read More

Tonya McKinney: Class of 1993

Tonya McKinney I started COPE in 1993, I was 16 and pregnant. I had no idea what I was doing or how to be a parent! With the help of COPE I was taught how to be a… Read More

Michelle Purcell: A Teacher’s Testimony

Michelle Purcell: Former Cope Teacher As a former COPE teacher, the extra support and special attention the girls and their babies received made the difference between becoming another dropout statistic or a success story. With encouragement and higher… Read More

Class of 2016: Neilza Santos

My name is Neilza Santos. I am 19 years old and I have a 1 year old son named Alex. I got pregnant at 17 and had my son my senior year of high school. Not Knowing anything… Read More

Kelly Mast: A Testimony of COPE

Kelly Mast I remeber going to my oreintation at COPE like it was yesterday. I was 15 years old, 8 months pregnant, accompanied by my then boyfriend and mom. I was mad and scared, I kept asking why… Read More

Testimony of Angeline Bennett

Pregnant at 15 years old with your whole life ahead of you is probably one of the scariest things a young girl can face. Being a child yourself you have no idea how to be a proper mother,… Read More

Testimony of Lisa Overby: Class of 1989

Lisa Overby I recall being one of the first students to attend COPE in 1989, without this program, I would have been a high school drop out; just a statistic. It was a wonderful experience being able to… Read More

Angeline Bennett : COPE Testimony

Pregnant at 15 years old with your whole life ahead of you is probably one of the scariest things a young girl can face. Being a child yourself you have no idea how to be a proper mother,… Read More