#StudentParentSuccess – Know Your Rights As A Pregnant Or Parenting Student

When I discovered I was pregnant during my spring semester and that my due date would fall in the tail end of my fall semester, I didn’t know what to do. Do I sit out a semester and just take care of the baby? Do I attend classes anyway and just cross my fingers that, […]

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Join our Young Parent Success Video Campaign!

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We want to know how you define young parent success! Send us a short video of you (and your kids too) letting us know how you define success and we’ll enter you into a raffle to win a gift card! Plus your video may be featured at our 2015 STEPS event!

Post your video on instagram or twitter (but be sure to tag us @proudtoparent) or send it in to alchilds@partners.org. All video entries are due by May 10th at 5:00 PM.

Contribute to the 2015 Young Parent Anthology!

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Join the Proud 2 Parent Council!

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Apply to our Young Parent Ambassador Program!

What: The Young Parent Ambassador Program is an employment and leadership program that empowers Boston’s young parents and helps them reach their goals.

Who: Young parents 25 years or younger (must currently be an expectant or parenting young adult).

When: Participants must be able to commit to 2 – 5 hours of work per week, November 2014-August 2015

Where: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA

Contact Ariel for more information: 617-582-0187/alchilds@partners.org

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY OCTOBER 31ST AT 5:00 PM

Download the application here: YPA 2014-2015 Application

10 Free Things to Do in Boston with Your Kids!

  1. Free Fun Fridays: Enjoy 60 museums and cultural venues open for free on Fridays all summer long including the Franklin Park Zoo, Cape Cod Maritime Museum, MIT Museum, and more! Click here for a full schedule.
  2. Star Gazing at the Observatory: The Public Open Night at the Observatory is a chance for young people to observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. Gaining hands on astronomy knowledge. Wed nights, 8:30-9:30pm. Coit Observatory, Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Ave.
  3. ZUMIX’s Summer Concert Series: Join ZUMIX for a FREE concerts this summer! Sundays through Sep 7, except for Aug 17, 6-8pm. Piers Park, 95 Marginal Street, East Boston (next to Maverick Station). Matt, 617-568-9777 x123,
  4. Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival: Enjoy FREE entertainment, games and gift card giveaways beginning at 6pm followed by the featured movie starting at sundown. The first 20 guests to arrive each night will receive a free picnic blanket. Every Sat in August. Prudential Center Shops, South Garden.
  5. BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: The Boston Public Library courtyard will host free music concerts that range from jazz to classical and from folk to funk. Through Aug 29, Fridays, 12:30pm and Wednesdays, 6pm. Central Library in Copley Square.
  6. The Boston Arts Festival: This free festival showcases visual artists who exhibit and sell one-of-a-kind paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, and more. Aug 30-31, 12-6pm. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, North End. 617-635-3911
  7. Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: This fitness series will bring FREE classes to parks across Boston through Aug! Click here for a full schedule. 617-961-3015
  8. Summer Evening Yoga at the Frog Pond: Join us on the lawn adjacent to the carousel for FREE outdoor yoga classes at the Frog Pond. All levels of experience are welcome. A limited number of mats and blocks will be available; recommended you bring your own. Thursdays, 6-7:15pm, weather permitting. http://www.bostonfrogpond.com
  9. Mayor Walsh’s Movie Night: Mayor Walsh is hosting free movie nights all across Boston. All ages are welcome to join the fun. Free popcorn! Bring your blankets and chairs and make yourself comfortable as you enjoy these family favorites in the outdoors. Full schedule here.
  10. Roxbury Revival: Legacy Project is hosting a FREE family cookout. Residents of Roxbury and neighboring communities are welcome to join. Free food, raffles, activities for all ages, live music and much more. Aug 16, 1-5pm, 10 Putnam St., Roxbury. 617-480-8675

STEPS Photos Now on Facebook!

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For the full photo album, check out our Facebook page!

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Fathers Day in Boston

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#MamasDay 2014

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We believe that being a Mama is a profound act of community that should be acknowledged and celebrated. Make this radical idea go viral by sharing one of Strong Families Mamas Day e-cards here

Choose your favorite card image, then add your own custom message. We invite you to share the cards you make with your friends and loved ones via email, Facebook, Twitter and more. To learn more about the artists, click here.