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This new idea paper comes from the Urban Institute’s Partnership on Mobility on Poverty. The motivating thesis behind this paper is that unintended pregnancies at a young age can prevent teenagers and young adults from accessing opportunities to gain education, develop skills, establish a stable career, and forge stable family lives because of the more immediate need to care and provide for a child. To overcome this challenge, the authors propose expanding programs that allow young people to develop their identity, referred to as SPARKS, Supported Pathways in Adolescence through Recreation, Knowledge, and Schools, and combining them with education and access to birth control options that can help them plan for the future they want.