The New Heights Evaluation: Implementing an Effective School-Based Program for Expectant and Parenting Teens

The New Heights Evaluation: Implementing an Effective School-Based Program for Expectant and Parenting Teens

Positive Adolescent Futures Study OAH Brief No. 2
Published: Jun 29, 2017
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health
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Associated Project

Evaluating Selected Programs for Expectant and Parenting Youth (PEPY)

Time frame: 2014-2019

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs

Authors

Julie Worthington

This brief summarizes the implementation of New Heights in Washington D.C. public schools. The New Heights evaluation provides an in-depth look at the implementation of the program in DCPS. The study found that the highly dedicated team of program leaders and school-based coordinators work together to implement a program model that improves the academic outcomes of parenting students. The coordinators are critical to the success of the program. Coordinators have the autonomy to implement and integrate the core program components as necessary. In other words, the coordinators are expected to do what it takes to support each student in making progress and graduating. 

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