In Ontario, teens who are also parents get support to succeed

Jeannine Wyborney and Kelly Gekeler, instructors in the Early Head Start classroom, stands with the school lunches and the bus they use to deliver to the teen moms and their children.

ONTARIO – Gabriella Cordero, 18, has a reputation with her teachers and mentors as a hard worker.

When the recent graduate of Quest Academy in Ontario isn’t at her job as an instructional assistant at May Roberts Elementary School in Ontario, she’s working as a certified nursing assistant in a care facility.

“I talk to a lot of people and they’re like, ‘Wow, you are so mature for your age! You know so much about everything, and you wouldn’t think you were 18,’” said Cordero. “But sometimes they wouldn’t know when they said that that I . . .