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"ECP teaches you different ways to raise your child and how to build better relationships."
"It costs approximately $130,000 to keep one teenager in a Pennslvaynia juvenile detention center for one year." It will cost less than $200 per year to fund Educating Communities for Parenting (ECP).
Thanks to United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Fund for Children of The Philadelphia Foundation ECP is able to expand its services to youth.
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2012 Power to Parent Graduates Celebrate at Maggiano's Italian Restaurant
Before the proms, graduations, and summer vacations graduates of the Power to Parent program have something more to celebrate. They celebrate their successful completion of Educating Communities for Parenting Power to Parent program.
During the 12-week parenting program, students who have demonstrated good attendance, commitment, and progress are invited to a special celebration at Maggiano's Italian Restaurant. Seated "family style" around the table, parents share stories and experiences about what they learned in the ECP classroom, and their plans on how they are preparing for a better future for their children.
PA State Senator, Shirley Kitchen, a friend and supporter of ECP was the keynote speaker at the graduation. The Senator congratulated over 70 graduating parenting youth and thanked them for considering the future of their children by participating in ECP’s program. They were commended for wanting to learn about positive and alternative approaches to raising healthy children. Parenting youth from schools throughout the city were encouraged to continue to make a difference by registering to vote in the upcoming election. "As the primary caretaker, advocate and leader in your child's life, you, the parent must take charge of securing [social] services to protect the best interest of your children's future." - Sen. Shirley Kitchen
As an added attraction to this year's luncheon, over 70 parenting youth viewed for the first time, "Voices"; a video they helped create! "Voices" gives an inside view of the student's lives through interviews and small group feedback. Students applauded and cheered on familiar faces as they watched and listened to their peers give voice to their feelings, challenges, aspirations and journeys.
The celebration ended with parenting youth receiving certificates of completion and gifts bags, courtesy of partnerships ECP developed with United Way Gifts In Kind, Cradles to Crayons, Five Below, and generous donations from supporters of ECP.
Thank you to all of our donors and supporters.
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