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KTMIS with Purpose!

Keeping Teen Moms in School (KTMIS), an alternative educational path at Dohn Community High School, is one of the few programs in the country and the ONLY program in the state of Ohio to offer a supportive, academic community for pregnant teens and teen moms. Our non-traditional school uniquely meets the emotional and academic needs of our student moms and offers many opportunities for them to graduate on time and step onto a career path that is aligned with innate skills and interests.

One of the most exciting things about KTMIS is that our teen moms have access to an onsite learning center for their infants and toddlers. The young moms can check on their babies (to nurse, for a brief cuddle, or to read them a book)  during the 8:30-1:00 school day. Girls receive an on-site, hands-on learning experience in becoming a new mom with the guidance of their mentor and Program Coordinator Ms. Ania Nelson.

Besides the traditional high school curriculum and onsite childcare, KTMIS offers:

  • access to transportation to and from school
  • free breakfast and lunch, daily
  • parenting classes and hands-on mentorship
  • job placement services

    KTMIS partners with the Public Library of Cincinnati, Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, Healthy Periods, and other organizations that help KTMIS offer the support and resources the girls really need in order to succeed as a student and as a parent.

    For more details and to register for KTMIS, please contact Ms. Nelson: call 513-426-6217 or email

    Enrollment Form


    “KTMIS was a lifeline! They gave me transportation, childcare, and help balancing school and parenting. They always had my back. It was like joining a very stable extended family whose only goal was to get me to graduation. I learned as much about being a good mom as I did about my class subjects!” 

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