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Nicole Lynn Lewis inspires us to look at teen parents differently by sharing her own personal story and her success with Generation Hope.

Nicole Lynn Lewis currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Generation Hope, an organization which she founded in March 2010. After completing college as a teen mother despite tremendous obstacles, she wanted to help other teen parents earn their college degrees and achieve stable and successful futures. In just three years, Generation Hope has provided more than $40,000 in tuition support to teen mothers who are attending two and four-year colleges across the DC Metro area. Each Scholar is also matched with a mentor who is committed to seeing them through to their college graduation. A unique and thriving organization, Generation Hope is gaining national attention for its sole focus on college completion for teen parents. Nicole has emerged as a leader in the youth, higher ed, and teen pregnancyparenting fields. She is also a nationally known author and speaker on topics such as teen pregnancy and parenting, youth development, goal achievement, and self empowerment, and has been featured in major news outlets such as The Washington Post, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, and the "Steve Harvey Show."

"SimplyZinhle Production" - Filming and production directed by Zinhle Essamuah.

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Paige Pierce

This woman inspires me constantly! Nicole you are the best at what you do!!!

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