(WASHINGTON) -- Advocating abstinence has paid off big time for Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
The 20-year-old single mom, who had a child out of wedlock when she was 17, was paid $262,500 in 2009 as an appointed teen ambassador for The Candie's Foundation, according to tax records.
In her role, Palin, who gave birth to a son in December 2008, tells young women to postpone sex until after marriage.
Palin, who still works for the foundation, said when she was first hired, "If I can prevent even one girl from getting pregnant, I will feel a sense of accomplishment."
She admitted last year that she wasn't ready for the changes that come with being a single mother.
Besides her income from The Candie's Foundation, Palin has earned huge paychecks from her appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, speaking engagements and an upcoming memoir.
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