The Teen Nurturing Program was developed to help young mothers complete their education. The program has been helping young mothers
in the McComb School District since 2001. Many of our participants are at-risk youth that would have dropped out of school without
our encouragement and support.
The required McComb High School parenting classes combined with the continued monthly group support session not only encourage success
as a parent, it encourages them to succeed as individuals. We help each student with college placement, employment skills, life skills,
and continued support after completion of the program. It is our hope that they become "better parents for better children with the
opportunity for a better tomorrow."
The Teen Nurturing Program is designed to ensure economic stability of teen parents and their children through a program of educational
awareness and parenting skills. We also provide an age appropriate developmental educational program for the children enrolled with
their parents in the Family Nurturing Center. This program helps to ensure the readiness of the child to enter into an educational
program upon their departure from the early educational childcare center located at Higgins Middle School.
The program was created to help teen parents of the McComb School District stay in school and graduate with their class. Our overall
objective is to increase graduation rates and decrease drop out rates among our youth.
Referrals to the program can be made to the program coordinator, school nurse or school counselors.