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My Future—Pathways &Sequences Towards Success
Increase your odds of achieving a middle-class income or higher and avoiding poverty.
Finish high school (better yet, get additional education/training) to help you obtain full-
time employment. A healthy marriage can add to your income level. And in addition to
education and employment, if a person envisions children someday—and wants to do
so with a partner in a stable and satisfying relationship—then the sequence of forming a healthy marriage
before baby can make a difference.
If you see having children in your future, what are the benefits of achieving the two key milestones of
education/training and full-time employment, and then also following the sequence of marriage before baby?
List any benefits you can think of for yourself as a parent and for the child—social and emotional wellbeing,
health, financial, career/employment, parenting, etc.
For a parent: For children:
If children are not part of your future vision, what are the benefits for you of avoiding an unintended
pregnancy while completing education/training and obtaining full-time employment? List all the benefits you
can think of.
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