Adolescent Parenting Program (APP)

Enhancing the lives of pregnant and parenting teenagers, their child and their families.

The Adolescent Parenting Program (APP)  is a program for teens, age 19 years of age or younger, who are pregnant or who have had their baby and are parenting for the first time.  The program serves both teen moms and their children.  The goals of Adolescent Parenting Program are to:

Help teen moms become self-sufficient by:

  • Helping teens delay a second pregnancy until adulthood;
  • Helping teen moms graduate from high school with diploma or completion of GED and;
  • Helping teen moms make a successful transition to adulthood by helping her with enrollment in post-secondary education, vocational training, or employment at a livable wage, and living in safe and stable housing after graduation from the program.

Improve developmental outcomes for the children of teen moms by:

  • Helping pregnant teens make decisions that will lead to healthy births;
  • Teaching teen moms how to parent, with special attention to helping her develop skills for appropriate discipline, nurturing behavior, and caring for a baby and;
  • Providing activities and lessons that promote  age-appropriate physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development, including readiness for school success.

APP Participants Receive

  • One-on-one counseling with an APP Coordinator and/or Volunteer Mentor
  • Monthly Group Meetings featuring topics relevant to teen parenting
  • Transportation assistance to medical appointments
  • Social and educational field trips
  • Incentives for active program participation and goal achievements

Do you or someone you know need our services?

Click here for the APP Referral Form.

For more information, please contact:

Summer Stipe, Family Education & Support Coordinator
By Phone:  (828) 698 – 0674  Ext. 142
By Email:

The Adolescent Parenting Program is part of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative.