NYSDOH has distributed funds to one public school district and one community college in each of three target communities across the state (Bronx, Buffalo, and Rochester). The six institutions will work together in their respective communities, along with health and human services providers, to ensure students have the support they need to be successful academically and as parents and providers for their families. The ACT for Youth Center of Excellence provides training, technical assistance, evaluation, and data collection support to the grantees of the Pathways to Success project.
Goals and ResourcesThe aim of this initiative is to create sustainable, community-level infrastructure that will support expectant and parenting teens and young adults in improving their health, education, and self-sufficiency as well as strengthening their families. This will be achieved through the following goals:
- Strengthen community systems serving expectant and parenting teens and young adults
- Improve the health, development, and well-being of young parents and their children
- Improve young parents' self-sufficiency and long-term success through educational attainment
- Increase awareness of resources available to expectant and parenting teens and young adults in each community and statewide
- Needs and resources assessment
- Establishment of formal and informal linkages with community providers
- Development, implementation, and evaluation of an asset and risk assessment tool
- Promotion of parenting resource website
- Promotion and evaluation of Text4baby text messaging service
- Sustainability planning
ContactThe liaison to the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence for Pathways to Success grantees is Heather Wynkoop Beach: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This web page was developed with funding provided by Health Research Inc. (HRI) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Division of Family Health, by Grant # 1 SP1AH000025-01-00 from US DHHS, Office of Adolescent Health. Its contents do not necessarily represent the official views of HRI, NYSDOH, or HHS.