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E3 Teen Father-hood Program

The State of NH has received a grant from the US Department of Education to develop a program geared specifically for teen dads that involve education, employment, and engagement (E3) . The grant is for $385,000 for each year over a five year period. Our goal is to find every teen dad in NH to offer support.

A huge component of the grant is wrapping around existing non-profit agencies to deliver services. Some of our collaborators include: the National Center for Competency-Based Learning (NCCBL) to develop competency plans and to work with school districts to ensure that teen fathers can earn their High School Diplomas. The Dover’s Children Home and Manchester Community Health Center implements a teen father parenting program while the University of New Hampshire Craft Cottage supports Teen Dads in providing counseling. We are currently working with several charter schools across the State to provide alternative forms of education so our teen dads successfully finish high school as well as our Adult Education Departments.

We are looking to outreach to identify teen fathers for the program. Please help to support the teen father program by sharing the information within your community. Upon referral, the Program Manager can do an initial intake with the teen father to determine if the father qualifies for the program. Once qualified for the program, the E3 program works closely with the Local Education Agency to ensure that the student is on track for graduation and employment.

Please contact the E3 program if you would like a presentation to your school board, administrative team, nurses group, school counseling department, etc. Below are materials to familiarize yourself with the program.

 

Peter Durso
(603) 271-6050
Peter.Durso@doe.nh.gov

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