Chicago Young Parents Program Improves Parenting, Well-being and Education

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago recently released results from its three-year evaluation of a two-generation pilot program for young parents ages 16-24 whose children are enrolled in Head Start or Early Head Start. The Chicago Young Parents Program (CYPP) aims to improve parenting, personal growth and family self-sufficiency through a combination of youth employment services, mentoring and comprehensive Head Start programming. Findings from the final study indicate that CYPP has positive effects on parent-child interactions, young parents’ abilities to regulate emotions, educational attainment, and a sense of social belonging.

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