HHS Blog Post: Preparing Youth for Success in West Virginia

This blog post from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is part of the "Self-Sufficiency Series: Solutions from the Field" and highlights a West Virginian program that aims to teach at-risk youth about the “success sequence” path from school to work through marriage and family in a positive and non-judgmental way. Project T.H.I.N.K. discusses healthy relationships and provides resources to inform participants about the transition to adulthood, which can help them avoid early pregnancies, overcome poverty traps, understand what being a parent might be like, and ultimately lay a foundation for a successful and mobile future. The project especially tries to avoid shaming or nagging and works to understand the situations of all participants, whether they already have children or not.
Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
August, 2018
Date: 
August 2018
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
  • Education and Training
  • Special Populations
    • Pregnant and Parenting Teens
    • Youth in Transition