About The Program

Since 2004, Nevada Public Health Foundation has been dedicated to providing workshops for pregnant and parenting teens across Nevada. Our STARS classes are needs based, meaning all of our participants fall below the poverty threshold. The workshops provide pregnant and parenting teens with support and helps them develop life skills to deal with the challenges that parenthood presents. Our goal for this program is to EMPOWER young parents to move toward self-sufficiency and provide safe, healthy and happy homes for their children.

The STARS curriculum is an interactive 6 hour class hosted in Northern and Southern Nevada. The class is interactive and encourages honest dialogue. Our staff provide medically accurate and relevant information. The STARS program is supported by funding from the Nevada State Division of Welfare and Supportive Services.

*Note: There is no cost to participants for these programs.  All materials and personnel are provided by Nevada Public Health Foundation.  If you are interested in scheduling a STARS class please contact Tess Peterson at tess@nphf.org.

Topics Covered

  • Parenting
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Birth Control
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Dress for Success
  • Continuing Your Education
  • Money Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Community Resources

MEET SOME ALL-STARS

Katherine Alas

ONE THING I LOVE ABOUT BEING A PARENT IS HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE MY CHILDREN'S FIRST TEACHER.20

Yulica Arroyo

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT BEING A PARENT IS KNOWING THAT I AM THE PROVIDER AND LEADER FOR MY KIDS. I AM RAISING AMAZING MEN.

Chrishawnna Adams

IT WAS A GREAT THING TO KNOW OTHER YOUNG PARENTS ARE GOING THROUGH SIMILAR PROBLEMS AND STRUGGLES. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THEY ARE ACTUALLY ABLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL. THAT LET ME KNOW THAT I CAN DO IT!

HELP US EMPOWER A YOUNG PARENT!

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