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ELECT Program Launches Breastfeeding Initiative

ELECT Program Launches Breastfeeding Initiative

The Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) Program is a statewide program through the Pennsylvania Departments of Human Services and Education. ELECT helps pregnant and parenting students earn a diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) certificate, become better parents and make the transition to employment, career training or higher education. In February 2019,...
Introducing the ELECT Coordinator: Teen Outreach!

Introducing the ELECT Coordinator: Teen Outreach!

Are you a young parent (under 22 years old) who needs to get reconnected to high school or a GED program? Ms. Gabby, ELECT Coordinator-Teen Outreach is here to help! Ms. Gabby works closely with the District’s Re-Engagement Center to support young parents with finding the right fit and having supports in place so they...
Celebrating 25 Years of Service with Pregnant and Parenting Students!

Celebrating 25 Years of Service with Pregnant and Parenting Students!

The Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) Program is proud to celebrate 25 exceptional years of service this school year.  ELECT is a statewide initiative, created through a partnership between Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Human Services.  In 1990, these two state agencies envisioned a school-based intervention that would address the needs of...
ELECT Team Ensures Pregnant and Teen Parents Feel Prepared to Feed Their Families!

ELECT Team Ensures Pregnant and Teen Parents Feel Prepared to Feed Their Families!

It’s already November and many families will be celebrating some big, food-centric holidays in the upcoming weeks. Think back to how you learned your way around the kitchen; who taught you the basics of grocery shopping, meal planning, and preparing a meal? How are you teaching those lessons to your children and family? The ELECT...
ELECT Team Reflects on Teen Fatherhood

ELECT Team Reflects on Teen Fatherhood

Members of the ELECT Team recently attended “Let’s Connect,” a conference celebrating Public Health Management Corporation's (PHMC) Focus on Fathers’ 15 years of service in Philadelphia. The conference objective was, “to increase the focus on healthy fatherhood through connection and collaboration.” Lamar Brennan, ELECT Program Coordinator, was invited to serve as a panelist to share about ELECT’s...
District Expands and Formally Adopts Policy on Pregnant, Parenting, and Married Students

District Expands and Formally Adopts Policy on Pregnant, Parenting, and Married Students

Are you pregnant or parenting and working to finish high school or a GED? Do you know anyone who is?  The School District of Philadelphia's Policy 234 for Pregnant/Parenting/Married Students was expanded and formally adopted last Spring. This policy demonstrates the District's commitment to the educational rights of married and/or pregnant/parenting students and ensures that they have...