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The Young Parents Program at LAYC is a fun way to learn about the responsibilities of being a parent. Participants attend dynamic, interactive workshops where they work closely with a Parent Educator as well as learn from their peers in either the Prenatal or Parenting workshop series.

All participants will also work individually with a Case Manager to establish personal and family goals, and work towards achieving them. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to attend special events such as mentor lunches, fatherhood activities, holiday celebrations, field trips and family celebrations.
In the Prenatal series young expectant parents learn to navigate their new roles as mothers and fathers, explore society's views of teen and young parents, and begin establishing positive connections with their babies which will carry through their birth. Class topics include fetal development, prenatal nutrition, labor and delivery, relaxation, preparing for the baby, basic infant care, and sleeping and soothing for newborns.

In the Parenting series, participants explore parenting styles, reflect on personal experiences, think critically about what it means to be a good mother and father, and practice modeling positive behaviors for their children. Class topics include Child Development, Positive Discipline, Child Safety, Stress Management, Family Planning, Healthy Relationships, Effective Communication, and more.

Participant Benefits:

  • Classes are offered in English
  • Stipend
  • Free hot meals during workshops
  • Child Care during workshops
  • SmarTrip Cards
  • Mentor events
  • Family celebrations
  • Responsible Fatherhood activities


  • Mothers and Fathers between the ages of 11 to 24;
  • Able to attend all program workshops;
  • Resident of Washington D.C.


This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Parent Educator/Case Manager, 202.768.8017.

Sponsored and funded by DHHS- Administration for Children and Families and DHS-Income Maintenance Administration. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.



Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:37