Synopsis by Sally Barber
Our Future Generation is a 26-part series featuring young people from diverse backgrounds who share their hopes, dreams, and everyday concerns. Topics touch on a multitude of issues ranging from pregnancy to prayer in the classroom. The series is written by teens with the aim of helping young people to understand their commonality. Our Future Generation: Living With a Single Parent addresses the ways in which living with a single parent influences young people. Of all children born after 1980, 70 percent will live in a single-parent family before they turn 18. Meet two teens, a boy who lives with his father and a girl who lives with her mother. One parent of each of these two teens lives out of state. The young man and woman speak frankly about the challenges they face and the advantages of growing up in a single-parent household. Other programs in the series include Our Future Generation: Eating Disorders, Our Future Generation: Bi-Racial Dating, Our Future Generation: Kids Rising Above Their Disabilities, and Our Future Generation: Parent/Teen Relationships.