Young Parent Coalition
What Are The Goals of YPC?
The goals of YPC include increasing access to evidence-based prevention programs for teen parents, improving coordination of services for teen parents inclusive of and beyond high school graduation, increasing recruitment and retention of young fathers within PLP, and improving
overall fathering practices for young fathers ages 14-21.
What Will YPC Offer?
YPC will coordinate quarterly meetings within all 3 regions of NJ, along with annual statewide meetings to bring together providers supporting adolescent parents. YPC will also offer its partners direct support for young fathers along with technical assistance to implement best practices in order to better serve the adolescent parenting community.
Want to Learn More?
Participating High Schools
Contact: Janet Pagan, 973-473-2408 Ext. 320
- East Side High School – Paterson
Contact: David Mills, 973-321-1000 x. 51330
- Union City High School – Union City
Contact: Pamela Loor De Sotomayor, 201-348-2754
- Plainfield High School – Plainfield
Contact: Zelda Spence, 908-731-4358
Video: Trauma and Tragedy: Part (start at 4:16)
PLP Participant Video Testimony
Middlesex County –
Contact: Angela Aguirre, 732-745-5300 x. 3088
Video: PIXY Program Graduate
- Trenton Central High School – Trenton
Contact: Joy Bethea, 906-656-4900 x. 7544
Article: Teen mom spirit: Parent Linking Project provides support for students with children in Trenton
Video: A Safe Place: The Parent Linking Program
Contact: Yalonda Moore, 856-966-5300 x. 34550
Contact: Debrah Hickman, 856-794-6700 x. 6654
Article: Today Teen Pregnancy
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