Young Adults

CCCS is committed to children and families no matter what age and stage of life parenting begins. We offer programs for young adults from eighth grade through 24 years of age. Our programs provide mentoring, college preparatory resources, life skills and violence prevention to young adults support their educational and future goals and parenting skills to young, first time parents.


Our Programs

Beyond Parenting

Beyond Parenting is an education and support program for pregnant and parenting teens with children 0-3 years old.  We provide pre- and postnatal support and education and bi-weekly in-home visits to help children meet developmental milestones.

Bridges to Pathways

Our Bridges to Pathways program engages teens and older youth with education opportunities they need to build a sturdy foundation for their future.  

Kings Achieving Leadership and Understanding (KALU)

KALU is a part of the Mayor’s Mentoring Initiative to reduce youth violence. It is designed to build strong, supportive relationships between youth and their mentors.


Next Step College Readiness

Our Next Step College Readiness program encourages teens to be ambitious and provides them with the resources they need to reach their fullest potential. We begin working with students during eighth grade and follow them through high school graduation and college applications.


To find which of our young adult programs would best fit you, please contact Heshima Mance at

“When I became pregnant at 14, I was unsure of my future. CCCS’ Beyond Parenting program was at my high school and I enrolled my freshman year. The program allowed me  develop as a parent and helped create a community for me to rely on. With the help of Beyond Parenting, I was able to balance parenting, school and work; maintaining a 3.0 GPA through high school, raising a healthy daughter and enrolling in school at Malcolm X College.”

— Brianna, Beyond Parenting program participant