'High School Moms' to premiere on Sunday

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What makes this show different is that it focuses of the lives of teen girls enrolled in the Florence Crittenton School in Denver. 

"I believe the show is different because it is reality; it's real. We're not glamorizing pregnancy, we're just letting people know that teen pregnancy is hard. We do have struggles, but we can get through those struggles and continue our education. We do what we have to do to make our lives better for our kids," student and mother Amber Marinez said.

Florence Crittenton is different than most schools because it has a doctor's office and a day care. 

"We definitely have some unique services. We have an on-site early-learning center so the students can bring their babies to the day care so they know [the kids] are just a few feet away from them," School nurse Meagan Singleton said.

Martinez says, after having a baby, the school has provided her a second chance at life and has allowed her to continue her education.

"I have a story that girls in the world can relate to. I feel like if they see me continuing on and doing what I have to do, they will hopefully have the motivation to do it too," Marinez said.

"High School Moms" follows the real lives of students at Florence Crittenton. Every day brings new challenges for the students, but the school is dedicated to the students as they balance schoolwork, pregnancy, giving birth and dreams of a bright future.

"I think when people see the show, they are going to fall in love with our girls. They are all such amazing young women and that really comes across in the show," Singleton said.

"High School Moms" premieres Sunday night at 8 p.m. on TLC.

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