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ELECT/EFI - Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program
An Initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Education Leading to Employment and Career Training:
A Unique Partnership

The Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) program enables Capital Area Intermediate Unit to help pregnant and parenting teens earn a diploma or GED certificate, become better parents and make the transition to employment or higher education.

Group and Individual Services:

Designed to meet the challenging needs of pregnant and parenting teens, the ELECT program uses group and one-on-one approaches to meet each student's unique needs. The ELECT program has the following components:

  • Promote resiliency and wellness
  • Vocational, career and job readiness-training
  • Health care and nutrition education
  • Secondary pregnancy prevention education
  • Academic tutoring, mentoring and homework assistance
  • Child development and parenting skills
  • Access to childcare and transportation
  • Life skills training and family budgeting
  • Intensive case management, including home visits
  • Year-round educational activities, including summer contact
  • Attendance tracking and retention
  • Support for attaining a GED equivalency diploma
  • Domestic violence and substance abuse information
  • Helping teen dropouts re-enroll in school or a GED program

Elect Fatherhood Services:

In addition to the core services, ELECT reaches out to young fathers to promote active involvement in their children's lives and to address issues related to paternity. ELECT fatherhood services include:

  • Fathering support groups
  • Self-discipline instruction, including comprehensive research-based sex education
  • Social skills development
  • Opportunities to be mentored by positive male role models, and in turn demonstrate appropriate parenting behavior
  • Life skills training and family budgeting
  • References for paternity establishment, if needed
For additional information, please contact:

Katherine Gottlieb
Supervisor
(717)732- 8400, Ext. 8543