The Parent Empowerment Program (PEP)

The Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) is a workforce program that offers family-friendly support services to help young parents reach their employment and education goals through DYCD's Train and Earn program at Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT). Following a pilot phase of the program, the Urban Institute completed an implementation and outcomes evaluation. Specifically, the outcomes study examined training completion, school status at exit, adult basic education/educational functioning level post test score, skill gains, post-exit education or training program enrollment, attainment of recognized credentials, and employment and employment retention after exit.