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Helping teens achieve real-life success

Since 2004, Nevada Public Health Foundation has been providing workshops and resources for pregnant and parenting teens across Nevada. Our workshops support these teens by teaching them real-life skills that help them thrive independently while managing the challenges of parenthood. Through STARS, our goal is to empower young parents to feel confident in their parenting skills while nourishing their children’s development.

Why STARS?

Partnering with these teens allows us to help them form life and career skills, continue their education, and provide happy and safe homes for their children. Through STARS, we help young parents because we know that there is a need for education and support in this community.

Quick Facts:

  • Eight teens give birth every day in Nevada. (Source)
  • Only 38% of teens who have a child before the age of 18 get their high school diploma. (Source)
  • Young women of color are disproportionately affected by teen pregnancy. The birth rates for Black and Hispanic teens are more than twice that for non-Hispanic white and American Indian teens. (Source)

 

The STARS Curriculum

The STARS curriculum includes an interactive six-hour workshop, with classes available in both Northern and Southern Nevada. In this workshop, teens have the opportunity to create an open and honest dialogue on the challenges of parenting with other young parents. NPHF’s staff answers questions and concerns with medically accurate and relevant information.

Topics in the STARS curriculum include:

  • 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

 

Get Involved

Our STARS classes are needs-based, meaning that all participants fall below the poverty threshold. The STARS program is supported by funding from the Nevada State Division of Welfare and Supportive Services meaning that there is no cost to participants. The Nevada Public Health Foundation provides all of the materials and staffing for this program. If you are interested in scheduling a STARS workshop, please contact Danielle Becker at danielle@nphf.org.