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Educate Tomorrow's Parents

Creating healthy foundations for future families

aka ETP   |   Raleigh, NC   |  www.eduparents.org

Mission

Educate Tomorrow's Parents (ESP) is improving the health and well-being of our next generation of children by providing adolescents with family health information and life-planning skills before they form a family. ETP offers innovative curriculum and conducts programs in schools and youth programs. By helping teens understand children's needs, ETP is working to prevent adverse childhood experiences, poverty, child abuse and neglect. As a result of ETP's programs, adolescents are making the decision to postpone parenting until adulthood, stay in school, plan a career, choose friends who share their goals and values, and live healthier lifestyles. ETP's vision is to create stronger foundations for future families and better beginnings for all children.

Ruling year info

2008

Principal Officer

Ms. Randi Rubenstein

Main address

9016 Tenderfoot Trail

Raleigh, NC 27615 USA

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EIN

26-2098947

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Single Organization Support (E11)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Educate Tomorrow's Parents is working to create healthier foundations for future families. Sadly, child abuse and neglect is reported to affect about 7.9 million children per year (US DHHS, 2021). And this case-count is just the tip of the iceberg, with studies finding 1 of 4 children are experiencing serious family adversities affecting health and lifetime wellbeing. Why is this happening? Many individuals enter parenting insufficiently prepared to care for children. Adolescent choices and behaviors set the stage for the next generation. Because teens generally lack information about parenting and child development, they often fall into risky behaviors (e.g., unhealthy relationships, alcohol, drugs, gangs) that can lead to unplanned and dysfunctional parenting, resulting in child neglect and abuse. ETP's mission is to fill this knowledge gap. ETP provides vital information and life-skills to teens in school settings, improving adolescent decisions for healthier families.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Healthy Foundations for Future Families

ETP's pre-parenting education program offers classes, instructional materials, and train-the-trainer workshops.  ETP's programs meet CDC's standards and national essential standards for high school health education.  Programs are conducted onsite at schools and youth programs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

For parents of adolescents, this 90-minute workshop provides parents with information and skills to initiate open dialogue with their teens about postponing parenting until adulthood.  Topics include: adolescent development, facts and trends in teen parenting, communication strategies, and practicing what you want to say and how you want to say it.  Available in both English and Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A strength-based program to help foster teens plan for a healthy future family. This is an expansion of ETP's "Healthy Foundations for Future Families" program that adds topics specifically relevant to foster teens - addressing known vulnerabilities and honoring their strengths and experience. Usually the program is delivered to foster youth along with their caregivers and mentors.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have an innate motivation to master and control their environment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Healthy Foundations for Future Families

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Estimating teens served = (# teachers acquiring curriculum) x (estimated average of 120 students/teacher per school year).

Number of teachers trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Academics

Related Program

Healthy Foundations for Future Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of copies of work distributed/sold

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Academics

Related Program

Healthy Foundations for Future Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Materials sold include: workbooks, discussion guides, digital lessons (slides, worksheets, lesson plans, activities, instructor guides)

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ESP is working to achieve two important goals through several objectives.
1. Improve social and economic environments for families
a. Encourage personal life-planning and goal-setting
b. Reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy rates
c. Increase fatherhood involvement
2. Improve the overall health and capabilities of children
a. Reduce prenatal exposure to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
b. Improve preconception and prenatal health
c. Prevent adverse childhood experience, especially child maltreatment

ETP's core program "Healthy Foundations for Future Families" is a science-based, interactive program that familiarizes teens with the many factors that can affect children's health. The program is most often conducted in high schools as part of Health Education and Family and Consumer Sciences classes, and aligns with Essential Standards for those courses.

In addition to instructor-led discussion, role play, and videos, the centerpiece of the Healthy Foundations program is ETP's workbook "My Life-Plan for Parenting." The workbook helps teens develop personal goals for their future family as they learn about real-life challenges and develop problem-solving skills.

ETP's outcomes are:
- Teens have identified their personal life-goals, including family and career.
- Teens understand the resources that will be needed to care for a family.
- Teens are motivated to postpone parenting until adulthood.
- Teens know how to cultivate healthy relationships.
- Teens learn about preconception health and the long-term effects of current choices.
- Teens plan ahead for the resources needed to provide, protect, and nurture a child.

ETP's Logic Model is available upon request.

Our capabilities to achieve our goals include:

- A robust curriculum that is science-based, peer-reviewed and successfully implemented for over 16 years
- Instructional and training materials
- A founder with extensive experience in public health, education, research, parenting, and working with at-risk families
- Qualified instructors
- Strong board of directors with valuable expertise
- Community relationships with youth-development organizations, universities, and agencies

Over the past 16 years, ETP has directly instructed over 9,000 teens and demonstrated this curriculum is a feasible and impactful school-based pre-parenting education program.

Over 95% of students say they will be better prepared to care for a future family. In addition, ETP's program has proven to be:
- Affordable: Nominal cost for integrating into high-school health education curriculum.
- Easy-to-implement: Instructional materials and curriculum are clearly documented.
- Broad population: Has the potential to reach all U.S. high-school students.
- School acceptance: High, meets Essential Standards for Health Education.
- Community acceptance: Parents value the curriculum because it encourages teen goal-setting, responsibility, and appreciation of strong families.
- Teen acceptance: Teens enjoy the program and find it timely, relevant, helpful and inspiring.

To bring our program to scale nationwide and be flexible for distance learning, we are converting our curriculum into a series of free-standing digital lessons. We have made these lessons available to teachers on the TeachersPayTeachers.com platform where they can access a complete packet of materials (lesson plan, slides, worksheets).

By the end of 2021, teachers in 26 US states and several Canadian provinces have begun using ETP's curriculum!

We are able to offer these lessons to teachers for only a minimal cost thanks to the generous funding from our donors. Donations also fund ETP's curriculum development, outreach, and teacher training and support.

With more teachers implementing our lessons in the classroom, many more teens will be empowered to create better beginnings for children and families.

Financials

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Educate Tomorrow's Parents

Board of directors
as of 06/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Randi Rubenstein

Educate Tomorrow's Parents

Patricia Yamate

ABC Entertainment Group

Dan Porper

Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

Bret Greene

Highwoods Properties

Doug Fedich

STARLIMS

Kary Hemingway

Gipson Family Foundation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/23/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

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