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On Friday, May 10, 2013, students enrolled in the Young Parents Program (YPP) at TRA-Springfield and their children joined staff and YPP mentors to honor and celebrate “Moms”.

Everyone enjoyed an afternoon of fun, tasty food, rest, and relaxation!

Special thanks to YPP Instructor Emilie Methot and all the staff at the TRA-Springfield site for organizing this event!

Mentoring program helps young parents set and achieve goals


Sometimes the best way to prove to a young person that they can overcome life’s obstacles is to introduce them to someone who already has.

Young Parents Demonstration Program

TRA is one of four awardees nationwide to receive a U.S. Department of Labor grant to operate a Young Parents Demonstration Program (YPD) as part of a national project. Over a 2-year period, in partnership with LARE Training Center, TRA will enroll 400 low-income young parents (ages 16 to 24) into existing Young Parent GED/ Work Readiness training programs in Brockton, Fitchburg, Holyoke, New Bedford, Quincy, Salem, Springfield, Worcester, Chelsea and Lawrence, Massachusetts.


Young Parents

The Young Parents Program (YPP) provides a variety of services to pregnant and parenting out-of-school young people, aged 14-24, who have not achieved a high school diploma or its equivalent or who have a high school credential and are seeking to enroll in post-secondary education or training on a pathway to employment. Services include training in basic education, High School Equivalency Test (HiSET/GED) preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages, parenting and life skills, career and college readiness, financial literacy, and goal setting.


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