Promoting Growth, Responsibility and Education with Spiritual Support to teen parents.
Parenting ProGRESS supports the teen parents whose children attend Ravenswood Community Child Care Center (RC4). RC4 is a NAEYC accredited day care, located in the church, which has dedicated part of its space to the children of teen parents. Additionally, they secure state funding to subsidize the cost of tuition for these children. But subsidized child care services alone cannot contront all the issues that teen parents face.
Recognizing the need for a compassionate and comprehensive approach to addressing the major life roles of teen parents, Parenting ProGRESS aims to supplement services provided by RC4 and their local high schools through additional support.
Participants receive support by meeting collectively and individually with the program director and their mentors. Parents are given the opportunity to learn basic life skills, parenting skills plus learn how to access community services.
Parenting ProGRESS is a multifaceted and individualized program designed to assist teens in making the difficult transition from high school students to productive adult citizens with the added challenges that parenting creates. Where other resources end, or simply can’t go, Parenting ProGRESS begins!
Services include: monthly life skills workshops, donations of baby items, connecting support between parents and day care staff, mentor program, goal setting, educational support, employment support, special events, referrals, assistance with Action for Children approval (state program that subsidizes child care) and one-on-one support for various topics.
Donations and volunteers make this program possible. Here are a few ways to get involved:
– Donate: new or gently used baby/toddler items
– Volunteer: to lead a life skills class or to be a mentor
If you are interested in getting involved or if you are a teen parent who would like to join the program, please contact: