Children of graduating seniors celebrate departure from TAPP program

Alex Boutrous, Managing Editor

As the senior mother’s in South High’s TAPP (Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program) prepared for graduation and the road ahead, their children did the same. On May 23rd, 2013, TAPP hosted a graduation for the babies of graduating seniors.

For the sixth year in a row, the ceremony serves as “A separation from the daycare, because they won’t be coming back next year because their moms are seniors,” according to coordinator Kristin Johnson-Nixon.

This year five babies donned a cap and gown as their mothers did on June 1st. Attending the ceremony was Minneapolis school board member Tracince Assbury. Along with South, Roosevelt High School holds a similar program for babies of graduating seniors.

As for what’s coming next: “We always hope they are going on to preschool or Head Start if they are toddlers,” commented Johnson-Nixon.