Young Roots Oregon is dedicated to creatively helping young families build healthy foundations

ParentingRoots Development Program

Parenting & Life Courses

In partnership with the Greater Albany Public School District, Young Roots Oregon provides opportunities for young parents to grow through diverse options of parenting and life skills courses taught by community partners.

Greater Albany Public Schools

Click here to get more information about upcoming classes!

Program Outline

Young Roots Oregon is a culturally specific organization for teen parents through age 24, but if a partner/co-parent is older than 24 years old, they may attend courses and events as we believe in empowering the family unit as a whole.

Course Capacity
Each course has a capacity of 20 parents and 15 children in childcare but YRO will hold a waiting list.

Learn & Earn
We have a “Learn & Earn” initiative that pays parents $15 per hour for most courses throughout the year! We believe your time is valuable and the work a parent does to grow and change generational cycles is extremely valuable!

Note: The earned incentives are not counted as earned income by Self Sufficiency and will not affect anyone receiving TANF or SNAP benefits.

Registration is inclusive but priority will be given:

  • to those who themselves, pregnant or parenting, or their child(ren) are a currently enrolled student with the Greater Albany Public School District (GAPS)
  • and to those who live within the 97322 and 97321 (Albany), 97335 (Crabtree) and 97389 (Tangent) postal codes.

All classes include a family meal and are supported by the KidRoots Children’s Program team providing on-site childcare.

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Or reach us by phone:

Blanca Sanchez
ParentingRoots Program Director (Yo hablo español)
(541) 203-3863

Jon Eick
ParentingRoots Program Director
(541) 203-3873

All communication will be replied to within 2 business days; Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

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