New Options Awaken Hope
Project N.O.A.H is designed to help teen parents, who are graduates of Pathways Academy in Detroit, to further their education by removing barriers that may prevent them from finishing college or post-secondary training. After we help them enroll into a post-secondary program, we provide mentorship, tutoring, a study hall, transportation, case management, financial literacy, and other supportive services that will help them be successful inside and outside of the classroom.
While they are in class, the participants’ young children will be enrolled in high quality early childhood development programs on site so they will achieve and/or exceed standard psychological and academic developmental benchmarks for their age group. Our goal is to develop a sustainable model to decrease poverty two generations at a time and for this model to be replicated across the U.S.
What We Offer
Community Colleges (Academic Partner)
Unique focus on early literacy development assistance during program, school and employment hours
Skilled Trades Organizations (Occupational Partners)
Assistance with paid skilled trades apprenticeships & internships (Occupational Path) or part-time employment (Academic Path)
Assistance during school, program and employment hours
Aid with assistance, program enrollment and placement
Personal Development Courses
Financial Literacy 100 (Credit, Homeownership, Investing, etc)
Parenting 100 (Pre-natal and Post-natal Care)
Employability 100 (Pre-Apprenticeship, Career Training & Placement)
College Prep 100 (Tutoring, Study Hall, Best Practices)
Ongoing Courses – Continuing education within the Personal Development Course framework
Where Do Our Participants Come From?
Project NOAH participants are teen mothers who have graduated from Pathways Academy High School in Detroit, MI.
Many of the Pathways graduates get accepted into various colleges and programs because of the wraparound services they received in the high school, but unfortunately, when they graduate, all of these resources disappear, and as a result, they never finish their first semester because they lack access to transportation, daycare, and sometimes even shelter.
Project N.O.A.H provides a solution to these issues and gives these young parents and their children a better option in life.