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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.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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

1 Tammy32

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so thankful that Randi brings ESP to my son's high school! I think it fills a void that few have even acknowledged. Somehow we expect to break cycles of poverty and child abuse with academic and character education alone. Randi has recognized that we have to teach kids about what strong families look like and to nurture their dreams of a better life. Then, by showing them they have control over their destinies by the decisions they make, she gives them a chance. I wish her program could be part of every high school curriculum in the country.

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rrubenstein 12/08/2012

We are indebted to wonderful parents like you who embrace our program and welcome us as partners in helping guide our teens to achieve bright futures. You explained the unique value of our program so well! Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts.

1 Janis Z.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Randi Rubenstein's altruism and dedication to ESP are an inspiration to any organization. She is impeccably professional and professional. She has built an incredible organization that will make the world a better place.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a graduate student for East Carolina University studying Health Education and Promotion, I selected ESP to do my course long research project on. I knew what a wonderful person Randi was and what her nonprofit was up to before the experience, but after I learned the ins and outs of her goals, motivations, and work ethnic, I can without a doubt say this organization is life changing and will continue to make an impact! I encourage anyone interested to get involved to see how this organization is making beneficial impacts for this generation, as well as, the next.