For Tada’s Youth Ensemble, Theater Serves as a Bridge to Adulthood
Senior counselor James Milan, Claremont Neighborhood Center, Bronx, N.Y.
James Milan entered foster care at age 4. “My childhood wasn’t the greatest,” he says wryly. “I was trying to figure out why my mother didn’t want me, why my father wasn’t there.” In and out of foster care homes and group homes, he found the Claremont Neighborhood Center in the Bronx, N.Y., — and now works as a senior counselor there with kids ages 5 through 13.
In the past several decades, the United States has seen a significant drop in the adolescent pregnancy rate: from 116.9 pregnancies per 1,000 adolescent girls in 1991 to 57.4 in 2010.