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

Passaic County

Contact: Janet Pagan, 973-473-2408 Ext. 320

  • East Side High School – Paterson

Contact: David Mills, 973-321-1000 x. 51330

Hudson County

  • Union City High School – Union City

Contact: Pamela Loor De Sotomayor, 201-348-2754

Union County

  • 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

New Brunswick Tomorrow Full Video

Mercer County

  • 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

Camden County

Contact: Yalonda Moore, 856-966-5300 x. 34550

Cumberland County

Contact: Debrah Hickman, 856-794-6700 x. 6654

Article: Today Teen Pregnancy

PLP Brochure updated 2018

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