Home | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | El Centinela
Catholic Sentinel | Portland, OR Wednesday, July 27, 2016

cyo champions of faith 2017

Home : Arts : Arts and Entertainment News
11/27/2012 10:31:00 AM
Film shows perseverance of teen parents
Brittany Harmon and Courtney Polk.
Brittany Harmon and Courtney Polk.


"Teen Moms Have a Future," a short documentary film, is set to air at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 in the black box theater of Milwaukie High School. A question and answer panel session with the teen moms who directed and appeared in the film will follow.

The 15-minute documentary by Courtney Polk assisted by Brittany Harmon portrays local teen parents persevering toward personal goals, while also having the responsibilities of parenting.

Polk, a Clackamas County resident who became pregnant at 15, now has a 4-year-old daughter and serves on the Board of Directors for Madonna's Center, a non-profit founded with support from local Catholics. She says she wanted a positive counterpoint to teen parent reality TV shows.

She is pursuing a degree in Digital Multimedia Communications at Clackamas Community College.

The City of Milwaukie's arts committee and Madonna's Center partnered to help Polk and Harmon with the project.



Advanced Search






Mary Jo Tully ~ The Path to Resurrection

News | Viewpoints | Faith & Spirituality | Parish and School Life | Entertainment | Obituaries | Find Churches and Schools | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising
E-Newsletter | RSS Feeds

© 2016 Catholic Sentinel, a service of Oregon Catholic Press

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved