TeenHOPE and Pathways
TeenHOPE integrates Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) monitoring with public health home visiting/case management for all Hennepin County young parents who are under age 20 and without a high school diploma or GED at the time of MFIP enrollment. Participants may remain with TH up to age 24 if they choose to continue with school/training.
TeenHOPE provides support and services for teen parents. Services include:
- Help working toward a high school diploma or GED.
- Family home visiting that includes parenting support and education.
- Connections to help with post-secondary options or career exploration.
- MFIP benefit stabilization by providing participants support with paperwork and program requirements.
- Connections and referrals to community resources.
Who we serve
- Participants who are under age 18 at the time of enrollment are mandated to participate.
- 18-19 years old who choose the Education option may remain up to age 24.
- Non-MFIP young parents who are ineligible for benefits from ages 13-19 may voluntarily choose to participate in the program.
Pathways is a re-engagement program that provides out of school young parents and youth on probation with academic assessment, onsite GED/ online HS instruction, career exploration, paid internship, credential training, postsecondary preparation and college support.
Pathways provides support and services for Participants. Services include:
- Provide re-engagement services to help participants re-enroll in an appropriate academic or training program.
- Deliver academic instruction focused on GED preparation and Accuplacer testing.
- Provide career exploration activities through, Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG); paid internship participation; sector/certificate training and college coursework.
- Provide comprehensive outreach to mobilize support networks to break down barriers and increase retention/opportunity.
- Provide college preparation, enrollment and support.
Who we serve
- Participants ages 17-24 who are referred through MFIP and Juvenile Probation program.