Why Choose MHP (Mentoring Healthy Parents) program?
Pregnancy and parenting bring many new and unexpected challenges to an adolescent’s life, but with encouragement and support, teen families can and do succeed. For more than 40 years, the Margaret Hudson Program (MHP) program has helped pregnant and parenting teens complete high school, deliver healthy babies, and gain valuable parenting and life skills. Broken Arrow Public Schools is still dedicated to providing young teen families with the skills necessary to be healthy, self-sufficient members of the community through our Mentoring Healthy Parents program.
The Mentoring Healthy Parents Program (MHP) provides:
- Academics in a school setting at the Options Academy (Broken Arrow Academy or Virtual School) with other pregnant and parenting teens who share similar concerns and interests.
- Male and Female students can attend the Academy and receive one-on-one attention due to smaller class sizes.
- Earn 9 credits per semester due to block scheduling at the Academy with the opportunity to earn more with Work Study or Edgenuity.
- Attend a MHP class every day to obtain that additional support needed to be successful while earning a class credit.
- Wrap- Around Services that provide Parenting and Life Skills education, Health Education, Counseling and Outreach Services, Vocational and Post- Secondary Services, and Childcare Hands-on experiences through one of our community partnerships:
- St. John Medical/ Ascension
- Early/ Head Start Centers
- OSU Extension
- Day Break Family Services
- JAMES Inc.
- Tulsa County Library- Broken Arrow South Office
- Tulsa County Health Department
- Opportunity to move forward in a very positive manner and can help turn a life-changing challenge into a life-changing opportunity.
MHP is always accepting applications for the school year. Pregnant and parenting (female/male) teens that live in the Broken Arrow Public Schools district are eligible to attend.