Starting in January 2010, DCPS’ Office of Youth Engagement led a community engagement process to get feedback on how we can better serve pregnant and parenting teens in our schools. Currently, DCPS serves this population through the New Heights program, which operates out of Anacostia and Cardozo senior high schools.
We wanted feedback for future planning on ways to expand and improve our services. The community engagement process has included 3 steps:
- Meeting with a workgroup of key stakeholders and experts in the field;
- Focus groups with pregnant and parenting teens;
- Community forums.
Below is a summary of the feedback we received. If you have additional feedback to provide, please email email@example.com.