YWCA School-Age Parents Program & Successful Futures for Youth

Address 2
175 North Clinton Avenue
City, State Zip

School-Age Parents Program:

Individual case management and support; caring staff are available on campus to help teens with critical needs like housing assistance, access to health care, transportation, and finding safe and affordable day care
Weekly group activities based on the Teen Outreach Program model, an evidence-based best practices youth curriculum; workshop topics focus on decision-making and setting goals and include issues such as healthy relationships, wellness, parenting, life-skills training, and time management
Community service learning projects planned and implemented by students, for a minimum of 20 hours per program year
Several college visits are planned each year as well as workshops on navigating admissions and financial aid
Individualized job search and placement assistance, career counseling, and workshops on completing a job application, creating a resume, and interviewing tips
Recreational and social activities are also offered throughout the year
Open to pregnant and parenting young women at the following seven Rochester City School District high schools: Charlotte, East, Edison, Franklin, Jefferson, Marshall, Young Adult Evening High School, and Young Mothers & Interim Health Academy

Successful Futures for Youth:

Open to pregnant and parenting young women 17 to 21 years old
In addition to GED courses, program participants have the opportunity to pursue vocational and certificate programs
Campus tours and workshops on financial aid are offered to help make higher education a reality
Program participants attend workshops on job readiness and crisis management skills
Case managers link teens with community-based services such as day care, health care, housing and mental health services necessary to build the support networks for long-term success
Recreational and social activities are also offered throughout the year