Teen Support

​​​​Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT)

The ELECT program, for pregnant and parenting youth under 22 years of age, is offered in schools throughout Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Public.  The goals are to help students remain in school, maintain regular school attendance, obtain a high school diploma or equivalent, secure post-graduation employment, education or training, and become successful parents and self-sufficient adults.  This is achieved through:

  • Case management for resource referrals and goal planning
  • Peer and parenting groups & field trips
  • Assistance with childcare subsidy paperwork
  • Job and career planning workshops
  • Quarterly home visits and and summer activities

For teens in Pittsburgh Public contact Annette Jackson Man ajackson4@pghschools.org or 412-529-2213 to learn more about PPS ELECT program.

For teens in school districts outside of Pittsburgh Public contact Lynn Tatala, Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s (AIU) ELECT teen parenting program, at marylynn.tatala@aiu3.net or 412-758-8173.


Gwen’s Girls

Gwen’s Girls provides comprehensive,  programs, education, and opportunities for young women in Allegheny County. It serves as a nurturing environment where girls and young women can cultivate relationships, enhance self-esteem, and develop resilience in a safe space. Below are program areas:

  • School & community services
  • After school & summer programs
  • Career & workforce readiness
  • Mental health services
  • Stem initiative
  • Tutoring

For more detailed information visit Gwen’s Girls Program Offerings, call (412) 904-4239 or email contactus@gwensgirls.org.