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Teen Parent Services

Teen Parent Services

Teen Parent Students
  • To inspire, support, and invoke passion for continued learning.

    Teen Parent Services helps young Moms and Dads confront challenges and create opportunities. Our mission has been to provide teen parents with support and resources to help navigate their lives as parents and as students. Academic support, Counseling, and Advocacy are our primary services. Our program provides support for all pregnant and parenting students within the Portland Public Schools District boundary.

    Our partnership with Albina Early Head Start, provides Teen Parent students the opportunity for receiving on-site childcare. We currently provide childcare at Franklin, Madison and Roosevelt High Schools.

    Our program provides parenting education delivered through group format as well as individual instruction. Male mentorship is available for young fathers. Mentor relationships provide support to individual teen fathers through individual and small group settings.

    Students receive Home Instruction for 6 weeks after the birth of their child. The Home Instructor maintains contact with teachers, retrieves class work and provides home instruction in each student’s home so students don’t fall behind in their schoolwork.

    Teen Parent Services also provides Credit Recovery and Post High School planning.  Language Arts, Elective and Health credits are available through our program.  Career related learning support is provided to students, utilizing each student's educational plan, achieving employment and/or acceptance into vocational or high education opportunities.  Our belief is, "Successful Students and Successful Parents".

Contacts

Cheryl James
Program Director
Direct: (503) 916-2000 x71522
Cell: (971) 219-1409
Markeeta Koch
Qualified Mental Health Professional / Health Instructor
Cell: (503) 679-2847
Mary Hanel
Teen Parent Social Worker
Cell: (971) 201-0187
Norelle Harper
Teen Parent School Social Worker
Direct: 503-916-2000 x71520
Cell: (971) 712-4327
Merri Garcia
Teen Parent Home Instructor
Cell: (503) 679-7642
Dalia Sandino
Teen Parent Community Agent
Direct: (503) 916-2000 Ext. 71523
Cell: (503) 314-4088

Teen Parent Announcements

  • L.O.V.E.

    PPS Teen Parent Services and PDX Diaper Bank join together to launch l.o.v.e., a Diaper donation event running November 9-13. Love Overcomes Virtually Everything will collect donations for community members in need; infant / toddler diapers, cloth diapers & baby wipes. Drop off centers located at Roosevelt, Madison & Franklin High Schools, and the BESC.  Your generous donations are appreciated!

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  • THE GREAT TOY DRIVE

    In partnership with Teen Parent Services, FOX 12 & Les Schwab Tire Centers and the KGW Great Toy Drive will provide PPS teen parents an opportunity for their infants, toddlers and children, to receive toys this holiday season.  These programs help in uniting members and families of Portland communities in the spreading of joy to children and a message of hope.

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