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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Health, Secondary & High Schools, Youth Development Programs

Mission: ESP is improving the health and well-being of children in our communities by educating adolescents about parenting before they conceive the next generation of children. Our goal is to empower young adults with the information and life-planning skills they need to form a healthy family. ESP is working to reduce rates of teen pregnancy, absent fathers, and child abuse.

Results: Among teens who have attended ESP programs, over 90% report being more willing to wait until adulthood before parenting, and they report feeling more prepared to provide for, protect, and nurture a child.

Target demographics: improve children's well-being

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1,000 teens.

Geographic areas served: pre-parenting education

Programs: "Healthy Foundations for Future Families" which educates teens about the effect of their choices today on the well-being of their future family.

Community Stories

92 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Education for Successful Parenting instructed me in my freshman health class, that impacted the decisions I make for the rest of my life. That summer I began volunteering for ESP and teaching what I learned to the community. Now as a senior in high school, I am interning at ESP.

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rrubenstein How lucky were we to have you in one of our classes! And now to have you as an intern is helping ESP accomplish so much more. Your volunteerism over the past 4 years has helped to protect and enhance the lives of so many children. Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Education for Successful Parenting is an amazing nonprofit organization that works with young adults in local communities to help prepare them for making responsible life decisions that can positively impact them and their future families. I actually had the chance to learn from this program when I was a freshman in high school and I can say with great confidence that it has helped me make smart and mature decisions in various areas of my life. Currently, I am a sophomore at North Carolina State University and Education for Successful Parenting has given me the tremendous opportunity to gain vital experience working directly in the community while offering me insight to how crucial this curriculum is in the lives of high school teens. As a volunteer, I have witnessed how this program has had a great impact on diverse types of students in varying aspects. I have gotten the chance to see how that this program helps raise awareness to young adults about the multiplicity of factors that ideally influence them as they advance to the important stage in their lives in which they decide to start a family. This curriculum contains significant information on child development, healthy interpersonal relationships, and parenting skills; but also challenges the students to consider their life goals and to reflect on how these factors can impact these specific goals. As someone who had taken the course as a young student, I can now reflect on how this program has positively influenced me to make healthy life decisions that have helped me reach personal life goals as well as prepare me for the succeeding stages in my life. That being said, from the perspective of a student and a volunteer I can say without a doubt that Education for Successful Parenting is an excellent nonprofit organization that is working hard to serve the local community of young teens by strengthening their knowledge of how they can build better foundations for their themselves as well as their future families.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

ESP improves the health and wellbeing of the next generation of families by empowering adolescents, who have yet to conceive children, with parenting information and skills.

More than 6 thousand teens are now making healthier choices, setting higher goals, and developing the ability to care for our next generation of children as a result of ESP’s program. We are looking forward to the day when every child can have a healthy beginning in life, free from abuse and trauma, and cared for by prepared parents.

ESP truly is preparing today’s teens as tomorrow’s parents.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I recently joined the board of this nonprofit because I love their unique approach to educating teens, young adults and even parents. They offer an interactive program that allows one to reflect upon life priorities before starting family and to think about what their future family could look like. Activities include how to care for a child, including finances, health, life management, and other ways to handle real life obstacles.

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rrubenstein 10/14/2016

We are so grateful that you are volunteering your valuable time and skills to our mission. Best of all, many teens will have better lives because of your contributions to our work.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

With over 7,500 people (including 6,700 teens) directly impacted through instructions and teaching engagements, ESP continues to encourage and spread our message that everyone should be empowered to reach their goals and create their Healthy Foundations for Future Families. With our recent Capital Campaign, we are poised to expand our reach in the community. I am proud and privileged to be part of this important organization as a board member.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

ESP continues to provide teens with information and tools through their innovative and interactive classes. Proud to serve on the board, proud of the work we do! We have taught 238 classes and impacted over 7,800 teens, parents, and educators to date.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was delighted to have the opportunity to volunteer for a day with Education for Successful Parenting. It was wonderful to see how well the students responded to the information and how engaged they were in the conversations. This information is so important for young people to have as they begin to think about their futures. I wish this program was available in all Wake County high schools!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Randi and her group do a great job reaching out to the young people of the community. What they do is a great eye opener for the youth and future parents of the coming generations.

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rrubenstein 02/23/2017

We enjoyed our time with your students this week! Thank you for sharing your feedback.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of having Randi and her network come in and talk to teenage children (9th graders) for the last two years. I appreciate how she connects with students on a level that allows them to foresee their future and conceptualize what it will be like as a parent. I think that this curriculum is important because of the current needs of teens in the high paced world that we live in. It gives a chance for the students to slow down and really think about life and family planning and how it might affect them. The content that is covered is not too far fetched for students to grasp and gives them tools to be successful now and in the future. The planning aspect, both personal and family, how to deal with the stresses, and proper parenting procedures are concepts that are covered. It is a program that reaches the students to become more aware of the choice they make now and how it might affect them in the future. I give this program two thumbs up!

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rrubenstein 03/04/2017

We thoroughly enjoyed working with your students, and helping each one of them make a personal plan for their life goals. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your experiences with our program.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Education for Successful Parenting course that my students went through was a great experience. The information that is passed along through the course and teachings suits my students of every level functionally, educationally, and socially. The course plants the seeds for the students to start to understand the importance of parenting as they mature and grow. I look forward to having the instructors in class again next year.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

ESP is positively impacting the lives of hundreds of teens every year on their journey to be prepared to make life decisions on parenting, spouse selection and "adulting". ESP is preventing child abuse in a whole new way — by educating today’s teens for their future role as parents — before they conceive the next generation of children. The impact is noticeable as teens convey what they learned through in-person instruction and use of the workbook. The program is beneficial for boys and girls as they begin their journey to be prepared for parenting and life.


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rrubenstein 10/21/2016

Your volunteer time as a board member says volumes about the priority of ESP's mission for you! We are so grateful for the generous contribution of your support, enabling us to create healthier beginnings for teens and future families.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The impact of this education is immediately noticeable, as I watched teens both boys and girls go from aloof bystanders to active participants. The modules build on each other and as an observer it is clear to see how the connections are made in the teens minds as they get more actively engaged and seek participation by the end of the course. One can feel the lasting impressions made on the group by reading the comments on the workbook and the lasting relationships built with students.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ESP is a great organzation that has given me the opportunity to work within my community to spread awareness about child saftety throughout my high school career. It has also opened many doors and opportunities for myself and peers , who are now the founders of The Esp teen club.

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rrubenstein 10/14/2016

Having you in our class several years ago was wonderful. And then you took it to a whole new level by joining us in our work and helping to form the ESP Teens Club! We are so proud of your great accomplishments, and know this is just the beginning of your beautifully bright future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an excellent course for young students to participate in.