Monday, September 30, 2013

Washington State Awarded Grant to Help Teen Parents and Families

Connecting pregnant and parent teens to available education services is crucial for them to succeed. A large-scale federal grant recently received by Washington state will help. The $6 million grant, grant known as Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers and Their Families project, will help teens primarily   in four counties with high teen pregnancy and birth rates: Yakima, Franklin, Grant and Adams. The project will run from 2013 to 2017. As part of the grant, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will receive $255,908 a year for four years for its the Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills  program. GRADS helps teens prepare for graduation, as well as increase positive parenting skills, academic achievement and economic independence. GRADS programs include on-site or nearby child care. For more information, click story: here.