Charting a Course for Economic Mobility and Responsible Parenting

The goal of this three-year demonstration is to educate and motivate teens and young adults to postpone parenthood until after they complete their education, start a career, and engage in a committed relationship. We awarded grants in two phases:

  • Cohort 1 - In August 2020, we awarded grants to 8 state child support agencies in Colorado, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Texas.
  • Cohort 2 - In July 2021, we awarded grants to child support programs in 7 states (California, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Virginia, Washington) and 2 tribes (Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians).

Recipients in Cohort 2 will participate in peer learning opportunities with those in Cohort 1 to learn best practices and receive technical assistance as they plan and implement their programs. In addition, this cohort expands outreach to tribal youth, community college students, and rural youth populations.

Grant Announcement

OCSE awards $10.9 million to a second cohort to develop responsible parenting and economic mobility interventions for teens and young adults.

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Youth-centered Campaign

We Think Twice promotes healthy decisions and behaviors to help teens achieve optimal health and successfully transition to adulthood. 

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