ODESSA, TX (Big 2/ Fox 24) – ECISD’s Teen Parent Related Services continues to provide academic and parenting support for teens in Ector County.
The program has been serving all secondary schools in Ector County for over 30 years. Rose Valderaz, coordinator of theTeen Parent Related Services says this program ultimate goal is to help the teen parents lead a successful path.
“We do try to support them in the matter of showing them how to balance the parenting and school responsibilities,” says Valderaz. “They don’t have to quick they can stay in school they can have good attendance we just work together.”
85% of the teen parents graduated last year, however, 15% who didn’t graduate continues to aim to graduate.
“It hits me in my heart because I think of the few who didn’t graduate,” she says. “We do not want to stop working with any of our students we want them to know that we’re here for them even after they graduate.”
The Teen Related Services goes beyond just trying to boost teen parents “A” game.
“We have a bus that’s dedicated to picking up our students and that utilize our day care …We take them to and from the doctors appointments and community agencies pretty much what they need.”
With the extensive services they provide for teen parents there is no limit , so many can utilize the services.
Click link below for more information about the Teen Related Services: https://www.ectorcountyisd.org/domain/189