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Love And Perseverance: Empowering Teen Moms

SheRises founder Sherise Holden
SheRises, Inc.
SheRises founder Sherise Holden

Two decades ago, just a few months shy of high school graduation, Sherise Holden learned she was pregnant. Today, Holden leads SheRises, a nonprofit that connects teen moms to resources and mentors.

We hear about love and perseverance from Sherise and her daughter, Autumn.

Find out more about SheRises's events and diaper drive on their Facebook page. Hear more from Sherise Holden here.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'