Every year one million women under the age of 20 become pregnant. There are anywhere between 500 to 1,000 single mothers attending classes on this campus alone, according to the Tyler Junior College Institutional Research Office. For many of these women, it is a juggling act between handling a grueling class schedule, a demanding job and their caring for their children.
A long drive to Dallas seems almost endless to a young child with disabilities whose only aspiration is to play among his peers. Fantasy Landing in Dallas is the only park close to Tyler that is truly ADA approved. The TJC project management class is interested in creating a playground for Tyler children who are living with disabilities.