Eyes Wide Open

At the start of 2013, Coodanup College collaborated with Peel Youth Services to provide a learning program for pregnant and teenage mothers. Parenting commitments and being unable to take their babies to school prevent these students from accessing the curriculum and achieving their potential in a main stream learning environment.

The aim of the program is to address their needs as young parents by re-engaging them with education and learning parenting skills in a safe environment. The program is also open to young mothers outside the target age group if places are available.

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The program provides better chances for young teenage mothers and their children to achieve their potential and build a better future. This is specifically through enabling these parents to complete their secondary education.

Key features:

  • Learning positive parenting skills
  • Building effective relationship skills
  • Building opportunities for economic self-reliance
  • Building partnerships between local services
  • Develop a network of support and knowledge to prepare them for the birth of their child
  • Free crèche facilities available once the child is born so that studies may continue