Former Teen Mother Opens New Teen Pregnancy Center in VA – Two Percent Project
My name is Autumn Williams, and I am 25 years old and the founder and CEO of The Two Percent Project. I became a teen mother at the age of 17, a week before I was supposed to leave for college on a partial athletic scholarship. When I graduated college, I came across the statistic that less than 2% of teen mothers would graduate college before the age of 30. This prompted me to create a pregnancy center that was specifically for teen parents and run by people they could relate to, The Two Percent Project. This allowed us to be built on a “first hand experience” foundation.
Two Percent Project is a Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Resource Center that services Prince William and Fairfax counties in Northern Virginia. Our organization assists clients with education completion plans, workforce development, employment, and education on building and sustaining healthy relationships. Upon completion of parenting education sessions, goal accomplishments and attending life skill workshops, clients earn credits to purchase baby and incentive items from our organizations “stock pile” which is stocked through community and corporate donations. We have to date serviced 38 teen parents in the Northern Virginia area.