Polly Fox Academy to continue 15 year legacy with community support

TOLEDO (WTVG) - Only 40% of teen mothers finish high school. Fewer than 2% finish college by age 30 according to the National Conference of State Legislators.

A Toledo academy has aimed to drop that number for the past 15 years. However, since recent federal dollars have been cut, the Polly Fox Academy has to now rely on others.

Polly Fox Academy educates young pregnant and parenting students.

On Giving Tuesday board and staff members held their "Dream for Polly Event." That was their way to gain community support.

Joan Durgin the Polly Fox Director of Development said, "I just want to find a way to survive and allow these girls the same thing that we've done for the last 15 years."

The academy has graduated more than 330 young women since their doors opened more than a decade ago.

For ways to donate visit www.pollyfox.org.