The HOPE Program was created to mentor, support and help parenting and pregnant students graduate and be educated young adults and families with goals and skills to be successful.
Parenting Skills Elective: this course provides resilience-building and empowering curriculum focusing on various parenting skills topics from pregnancy through toddler years such as: Food and Nutrition, Baby/Toddler Safety, Child Development Stages, Healthy Parenting Styles, Home Safety, Water Safety, Health and Wellness, Financial Planning for Parents and more. This course was designed for students who are pregnant or parenting, but all students are welcome to take the course.
HOPE Program classrooms allow students to bring their babies to school with them. These are equipped with child-friendly areas. HOPE Program offers support groups, mentorships, referrals, academic and parenting goal setting and so much more.
Resources and community.
Through community partnerships, they provide students with multiple resources such as: Baby essentials such as diapers, wipes and baby equipment. Music classes with Chimes Financial planning classes through Girls Invest. Referrals to pregnancy centers that offer Parenting and pregnant classes and support Volunteers and guest speakers Community events/Food and diaper drives. Holiday Celebrations, Field Trips, Parenting Circles, Special, Events, Crafts/Luncheon, Workshops and Graduation are some of the communities we build with the HOPE students.