The Lincoln Public Schools Student-Parent Program, in partnership with the larger community, is to assist pregnant and/or parenting youth to attain independence and self-sufficiency through enhanced educational, health, social services, vocational, and parenting opportunities.
- Stay in school and graduate
- Balance the challenges for parenting, personal development and school
- Establish good health practices for themselves and their children
- Develop career and life plans
- Learn and use quality parenting skills
- Increase the independence and self-sufficiency of student-parents
- Increase services for the child as part of a family and the family as part of the community
The Student-Parent program offers an opportunity for pregnant students and young parents, both male and female, to continue their education and graduate. The program services are delivered by student-parent teams in every middle level and secondary building. The program includes:
Center Based Services: Childcare offered on site at the high schools during the school day in our Student/Child Learning Centers (SCLC). Students are actively involved in the care of their child as their academic schedule allows. This program is offered at Bryan Community, Lincoln High, Northeast, and North Star High Schools.
Parenting Class: All middle and high schools have an opportunity to be enrolled in a parenting class. During this class student parents learn about child development, parenting skills, and community resources. If the student has their child enrolled in a SCLC, Two days per week the students apply what they have learned by doing activities with their children in the Student-Child Learning Center. The parents are required to be enrolled in the parenting class each semester they utilize the center. Students receive credit for this course.
Home Based Services: Home visitation is provided by a Student Parent Advocates beginning when the student parent is in the prenatal stages. Student Parent Advocates work with pregnant and parenting teens that are not utilizing the Student Child Learning Centers. They offer parenting skills, child development and information about community resources. The advocates meet with the families on a weekly basis, as well as, offer monthly group events for participating families.