Kimberly is a student at Bogan High School and a participant in our CPS Community Partnerships Options Program. She enrolled in the program in September and gave birth to her daughter Alaia on March 26, 2016.

Alaia was born with a serious infection and wasn’t discharged from the hospital until April 20. During the month her baby was in the hospital, Kimberly stayed with Alaia, who was moved to several different hospitals to treat the infection.

Kimberly’s Options Home Visitor coordinated with CPS Homebound for Kimberly to receive her school work at the hospitals. Kimberly not only kept up with her work, but she was named Valedictorian. Kimberly received a scholarship to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago and plans to major in Psychology.