Posted on Tuesday October 27, 2009
Wayfinder Schools is pleased to announce that the Ozymandias Fund of the Tides Foundation, on the recommendation of Ms. Claudia Rouhana, has awarded a $5,000 grant in support of the Passages Program for teen parents. The Passages Program has served pregnant and parenting teens in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties since 1994. Last year, in collaboration with The Cobscook Community Learning Center, Wayfinder Schools successfully expanded the Passages Program to Washington County.
The Passages Program serves pregnant and parenting teens in their own homes, matching students with individual Teacher/Counselors who work with students at their own pace in 24 core areas, including math, science, social studies, language arts, home safety, child development, parenting, healthy relationships and more.
Last spring, the Passages Program graduated five mothers and one father from Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties, and an additional nine students will graduate in September.
One recent graduate said, “Hard to believe I’m finally graduating. If you had asked me four years ago if I’d ever receive a high school diploma, I would have probably told you no. Thanks to the Passages Program, I can say yes.”
Wayfinder Schools is honored to have been selected for funding by the Ozymandias Fund of the Tides Foundation. For more information about Wayfinder Schools, and about the Passages Program for teen parents, visit www.wayfinderschools.org