DSS receives national award
Wilson County Commissioners read a Proclamation from the National Association of Counties for the 2018 Achievement Award titled “Baby Steps” at the September meeting. Wilson County DSS staff were recognized for this program that helps teen parents to stay in school, graduate and offers supportive services. According to NACO "Since 2008, 133 teen parents have participated, 58 teen parents have graduated, and 34 are currently enrolled. Seventy percent of the teen parents enrolled have remained in school or graduated. And, most recently, the efforts of the county and its partners were recognized as a semi-finalist in the Innovations in American Government Award through the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation."