YPC

The Young Parents' Center (YPC) was established at Wilson in 1982.  It is an award winning program for pregnant and parenting teens ranging in age from 13 to 18 who have dropped out of school or who do not choose to remain in their high school of residence.  This program is designed to keep young parents in school and to provide them  with academic classes to earn a high school diploma and vocational classes to learn marketable job skills.  The experienced and nurturing staff also provide parenting classes, which include childbirth preparation, health, nutrition, family planning, child development and parenting laboratories.  Emphasis is placed on emotional health and coping skills for young parents, pregnancy prevention, self-esteem building, goal setting, job readiness and career counseling.  Students in the Young Parents' Center attend classes Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 12:30.  Students receive free on-site childcare, daily free breakfast and lunch in addition to a free monthly bus pass.