STEPS 2018

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The 8th Annual STEPS Event will take place on Thursday June 28th 2018 at Simmons College.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.  Registration will open June 1st but if you want to get your name on our outreach list and be the first in the know then pre-register here or visit: https://steps2018savethedate.eventbrite.com!

Want to get involved???

Are you a young parent or organization interested in planning STEPS 2018? Then join our STEPS planning committee! Contact Ariel to learn more and join the fun! (alchilds@bwh.harvard.edu or 617-582-0187).

Is your organization interested in participating in the 2018 event? We are currently accepting applications to participate in our 2018 STEPS community resource fair as well as proposals for workshops! The deadline to submit your application/proposal is Tuesday May 1st at 5:00 PM.

Click below to download the 2018 Resource Fair Application Form and the 2018 Workshop Proposal Form:

2018 STEPS Resource Fair Application Form

2018 STEPS Workshop Application Form

Another way to get involved is to nominate a young parent you work with for our ProudtoParent Young Parent Success Award. The Proud to Parent award will be given to a young parent(s) who has overcome enormous obstacles to achieve academic, professional, and/or personal success, while also meeting the challenges of early parenting to move towards self-sufficiency.  The Proud to Parent awardee may have demonstrated perseverance and resiliency, while providing a valuable example of the inherent potential and leadership capabilities of young parents. We will be presenting awards in the following categories: 1) Co-parenting, 2) Education, 3) Resiliency, 4) Self-sufficiency, and 5) Courage.

To nominate a young parent for one of our five awards, please fill out the award nomination form below:

Award Nomination Form

Contact Ariel for more information about STEPS 2018:

617-582-0187 or alchilds@bwh.harvard.edu.

Please see below for our Frequently Asked Questions about the event:

What is STEPS?

STEPS is an annual event that brings together over 100 young parents, as well as over 30 local organizations and agencies serving young parents! The event is planned by and for young parents, and strives to connect the young parent community to new information, new resources and new friends. Most importantly, the primary goal of STEPS is to celebrate and honor the success of every young parent attendee! The day consists of FREE workshops, FREE resources, FREE food, FREE prizes and lots of FREE fun!

Can I Bring Someone?

Yes! We encourage you to bring a partner or friend, especially if they are a young parent too! Spread the word!

Can Adults Come?

Each young parent can bring a support person with them for the event (it doesn’t matter if they bring a fellow young person or an older adult). However, we ask that adults refrain from coming without a young parent attendee. If you aren’t a current young parent but are interested in getting involved in Stronger Generations then please reach out to us to hear more about our other community events!

Do I Need to Speak English?

The majority of the event will be English speaking, however we will have a bi-lingual English/Spanish staff, and multiple translated (English-Spanish) workshops.

Look through previous years’ STEPS Tweets and Instagram posts here! 

For more photos, check out our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter: @proudtoparent

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