Annual Teen Conference
This annual conference brings together adolescents who participate in the statewide Parent Linking Program (PLP) and the Project TEACH Schools. Both the PLP and Project TEACH programs help to assist expectant and parenting teens in keeping their commitment to complete high school as well as learning to fulfill their important role as parents. This year’s theme, “Parenting with a Purpose!” is designed to equip participants with the tools needed to parent intentionally. The conference is funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and hosted by Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey. Please note, this event is open to active participants in the Parent linking Program and Project TEACH schools only. Below are ten reasons teens should attend this year’s conference, a general flyer promoting the conference and the Call for workshop presenters and exhibitors flyer.
Featured Guest Panelists
This year’s conference will feature guest speakers who bring their knowledge and expertise to support this year’s theme.
- Shakina Lewis-Small aka “ShaKina the Poet” – Speaker, Author, Poet, & Former Teen Mom
- Kareem Lovelace – Fatherhood Specialist, Youth Advocate Program
- Others-To Be Announced
PLP and Project TEACH Sites, who need assistance with paying for a bus to transport students to the conference, may apply for a Transportation Stipend. To apply or for more information, click the link below. Stipend Requests are due no later than March 30th, 2017.
Each site attending the conference will be expected to register each student and staff member who plans to attend the conference. Each site may bring up to 25 students and 3 adults. Registration will open in late March!
Photo Release Forms
Photo Release Forms are to be signed by all students attending the conference. Forms will be turned-in to Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey the day of the conference at the registration table.
Each year at the conference, we award scholarships to eligible seniors who are planning to attend college or a higher education program. There are two scholarships that students can apply for: The Higher Education Book Scholarship – a book stipend that helps assist with the cost of books and the Diane Dellanno Scholarship – awarded to seniors who will be pursuing a career in the helping profession (social worker, teacher, counselor, nurse, etc.). To be eligible, students must meet the eligibility guidelines outlined in the applications. For more information or to apply, please download the applications below. The deadline to apply is April 3rd.
Attention students! Would you like to enter this year’s Vision Board Contest for a chance to win a prize? Stay turned – More information is coming soon!
Please call Sherry Clark at 732-246-8060 ext. 137 or email at [email protected]