Onslow County Partnership for Children: The Adolescent Parenting Program provides a variety of services to first-time parents who are 19 years of age or younger, enabling young parents to fully attend to their children’s development.

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Adolescent Parenting Program


To enable young parents to fully attend to their children's development, the Adolescent Parenting Program provides a variety of services to first-time parents who are 19 years of age or younger.   This program is an expansion of a similar state-funded program, which is administered by PEERS Family Development Center (PEERS).   Guided by a program coordinator, two social service assistants and a part-time volunteer coordinator, young parents focus on staying in school to continue their education, create plans for their own futures, learn how to connect to community resources, strengthen their job and career skills, learn about child development, and improve their parenting skills.   Peer group meetings are held monthly, where young parents have an opportunity to connect with one another, and childcare is provided onsite.  A resource library is also available. In 2010-2011, the program served 53 expecting and parenting adolescents.