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May 15, 2003

Albany-- Like most teens, one Albany High School senior is getting his cap and gown ready for graduation this weekend. But, one thing is different--he's also raising a child.

Marco Mason has a two-year-old son. Marco became a father when he was in 10th grade. Instead of dropping out, he got involved with Phoebe Putney Hospital's Teen Dad's program, "Without the program, I wouldn't have finished school. By now I think I would just be working, out of school, without a high school education. The program was there to help with many obstacles."

40 young fathers take part in the Teen Dad's program and today, several of them were honored for their upcoming high school graduations. Marco plans to attend Albany State University.

Posted at 4:00 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com