High school is supposed to be fun. But, every day, backpacks
are traded in for diaper bags, and after-school jobs that were
supposed to pay for new clothes and movie tickets end up paying
for baby food and diapers.
What's The Rush? is a statewide initiative of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference aimed at raising awareness of the legal, financial and social consequences of becoming a teen parent.
The most recent statistics show there were more than 13,000 reported cases of teen pregnancies statewide. These statistics are bringing an overwhelmingly high number of teen paternity and child support cases to Tennessee's courts. The Tennessee DAs, along with a statewide network of partners, are reaching out to teenagers, their parents, and health and education professionals to address the challenge of teen parenthood.