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Coal-country teenager wants better resources to keep peers in school

Kyra Wells

ACE participant Kyra Wells.

In late February Kyra Wells, a sophomore at Logan High School in West Virginia, was at the State Capitol, meeting with staff of Governor Tomblin. She brought up an issue that is on her mind and on the minds of many of her peers in rural Appalachia: teen pregnancy.         

“A lot of young women are getting pregnant,” Kyra said. “What could you do to prevent it?”

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Teenagers at rally in Newport.

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