An Unexpected Life

Patrick Chavez, from Chimayó, NM, tells the story of how his life changed dramatically when he learned he was going to become a father as a teenager. High school dropouts estranged from their families, he and his girlfriend were scraping by when it all happened, but everything changed for them that day.

This piece was broadcast on KUNM FM, Albuquerque, as part of a series Youth Speak Out, a collaboration between Youth Radio, Youth Media Project in Santa Fe, KUNM’s Youth Radio in Albuquerque, and New Mexico’s Youth Alliance, made possible by a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

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