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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

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had ESP in my classroom and a part of our Relationships Unit for Healthful Living for the past 5 years. It is always enlightening to my students as they gain knowledge and practical understanding of good decision making. They absorb how costly it is to raise a child and they see the frustrating portion that can be a part of rearing a child. In light of this, they set up strategies to make good decisions so that they can meet their goals and have a family when they are ready for that chapter of their life. I appreciate all who support this program so that they can continue reaching our teens with such good guidance

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Education for Successful Parenting has come to speak to my health classroom for the past 3 years. This program has been an asset to my class and has helped enrich my curriculum more than I ever could. It is refreshing for the students to hear a different perspective and they really respond to learning about what it really takes to be a successful parent.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a great experience having Education for Successful Parenting speakers in my health classroom this year. The activities really engaged my students and the lessons in the workbook were truly meaningful to them. Many of my students even wrote about how much they enjoyed ESP in their final exam essays. I look forward to including ESP as a part of my curriculum for many years to come!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Education for Successful Parenting course is a high quality program that provides necessary information for teenage students. The program held the attention of my students and allowed them the experience of working with the ESP staff. The kids enjoyed recording responses in the workbook provided.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Randi and the ESP Team were great! Students were interactive w/ their presentation and the information was relevant and engaging. Students were given a workbook to help them follow the presentation and do some activities. I feel that Randi and Lisheema were great presenters and very knowledgeable on the subject matter.

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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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Education For Successful Parenting is well run program that provides essential information for young people. It is interactive and organized. Students will use this information for a lifetime.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This program was very informative for my students and gave them many tools as future parents. I enjoyed their activities and workbook that they provided. This is a wonderful program that I hope to use in my classroom instruction again next school year.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a pleasure it was to have Randi and her team in our classrooms again this year. I love the information shared through her curriculum. We teach the students so many things in school academically (Math, Science, English, etc.) We do our best to prepare them for college. Randi's curriculum goes several steps deeper by preparing them for life! The variety of activities used to present her information on successful parenting kept the students engaged. Randi uses role-playing, video clips, discussion, goal setting, financial planning, positive choice making, group interaction, flip charts, etc. to give students the opportunity to practice and "embed" in their minds, if you will, the material being taught. She also provides the students with a workbook to use over the two-day teaching session that they can write in and keep for future use. There may not be a "book on parenting" but Randi's curriculum comes very close. She provides students with very powerful insight into the preparation needed to be an effective parent in the future and makes them clearly aware of the fact that they ARE NOT READY for the responsibility now. Randi equips and the students enjoy!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Randi and Courtney are awesome. They were able together to cover a wealth of information over a few short days. Their ability to relate to the students, high schoolers, and engage them in the learning process was far more than we could have hoped for. Randi and Courtney provided a variety of activities to engage the students so that the students were not just passive participants, sitting and drifting away in boredom. Instead they were actively listening and actively participating in the process. Students shared ideas, answered questions and received a take-away booklet to refer to down the road. We (Health teachers and students alike) continue to be blessed by this program. Thanks a bunch ladies! You all are fabulous!!

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rrubenstein 05/21/2014

It is such a pleasure to support your students' learning, and offer them another context for understanding the importance of healthy decisions during adolescence. We are grateful for your partnership and praise.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Randi and her team did an amazing job presenting to our students. They helped reinforce what we taught in the classroom and connected it to their lives. I loved their variety of teaching techniques: role playing, videos, charts and hands on activities. Our students were very engaged during their lessons and they had some very good discussions. I loved that they helped the students focus on their future to help drive their decisions today.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Randi and the others on her team did a great job keeping the kids engaged with very difficult topics. The student’s eyes were really opened about the real life choices they have to make. They asked tons of questions and really enjoyed the two days they were with Randi.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Randi and her team are truly passionate about providing this valuable information to our students. Her curriculum and the delivery of it are engaging to adolescents. She helps them realize the importance of making choices that will help them succeed in the future. My students remained engaged throughout the workshop due to the variety of teaching practices.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome presentation for my students. The program addresses all facets of parenting.

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rrubenstein 05/22/2013

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts about ESP's program! It's an honor to be invited into your classroom and help the students create healhty goals for the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This ESP program covers so many real world issues that will help our students prepare for their future. Their program informs the youth about making healthy choices during a very critical time in their lives. I would recommend this program for all adolescents. The speakers do a real good job of mixing up their presentation information through: skits,lecture,short videos,4 corners,etc.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I think that this program was very helpful in teaching me essential skills that i'll need in order to be a good parent in the future. I liked how they shared real stories about things that happen. Also, they gave us booklets with all of the information that we learned to keep for future guidance, which was great!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I feel that this was a good program for high school students because it helps you prepare for the future. I really enjoyed it because it taught me a lot to look forward to if I want to be a parent.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The ESP program was helpful program when knowing what to do in the present as well as in the future . It helped me realize a lot. With what I learned from this program it will help me later on in the future with parenting. I especially liked the tips they gave us. Hopefully it have put an huge impact on our generation and future generations to come.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I really enjoyed this program because i felt that everything i learned was being personally taught to me, using the booklet the volunteers provided for me. My favorite part of the program was logging things that i want to have for my future such as the type of home i wanted, and my living expenses.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has helped me think about my future as a parent. It has gave me many tips about what to expect and how i can make the experience the safest and well thought out. I enjoyed it very much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I learned so many important things about how to parent a child and handle situations in a different way that maybe I wouldn't have handled well.

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Rating: 5

In my years of experience in teaching in Wake County I have heard a great deal of speakers on this topic.
Your presentation was the best.
Your presentation was exactly what the students needed to hear to make wise choices when it pertains to having children and taking responsibility for their choices. I think it made an impression on them and as one of my students wrote it made him aware of how important relationships will be in the future. Thank you for showing how much you care about the future of our society.
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