Network of Trust’s Teen Parenting Program to Visit ASU

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Today approximately 60 young women in Phoebe’s Network of Trust Teen Parenting Program will tour Albany State University’s East Campus.

Hosted by the Collegiate Women of Empowerment, an ASU organization, participants will learn about opportunities for furthering their education once they graduate from high school. Teens participating in the event are all currently enrolled in a high school or alternative school in Dougherty, Lee, Terrell, Worth, or Calhoun County.

During the visit, members of Collegiate Women of Empowerment will speak to the young women along with ASU’s Dean of Students, Michara Delaney.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with admissions and financial aid advisors.

Collegiate Women of Empowerment is an organization dedicated to the empowerment of young women through education, social interaction, and one-on-one mentor sessions. They provide young women with a positive role model who encourages self-confidence, inner growth, and ambition.

Network of Trust’s Teen Parenting Program is a grant-funded project which began in 1995 as a way to provide better access to care, improve high school graduation and decrease repeat pregnancies. The program, which works with teen moms and dads, is an in-school, interactive program taught by a staff of nurse educators. It is implemented in three phrases – prenatal health, parenting a newborn, and parenting toddlers. The program serves middle and high schools teens in five counties, including Dougherty, Lee, Worth, Terrell and Calhoun.

The event will take place today, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.