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Young Parenting Support Program

Aurora Public Schools has been supporting pregnant and parenting teens for more than 35 years.  The new Young Parent Support Program is committed to helping pregnant and parenting students navigate the multiple challenges of being a teen mother or father and succeeding in school.

The Young Parent Support Program offers:

  • Individualized support services
  • Education and Career Planning
  • Quality Child Care Resources
  • Access to health care
  • Parenting Support

 Aurora Youth Options Info:

Aurora Youth Options (AYO) works with middle and high school-aged youth and their families to navigate, connect and provide positive, individualized resources to help youth thrive.

How AYO works

Middle and high school youth who live or go to school in the City of Aurora are identified through community members in their schools and neighborhoods. Youth are assigned an AYO youth specialist who will assist the youth in finding resources and/or programs of interest to the youth.  The AYO youth specialist will meet with youth and their families in their homes or other community locations and will assess the youth's needs through the Communities that Care (CtC) Youth Survey which assesses risk and protective factors. The CtC will guide the referral process. 

An AYO youth specialist will work with each youth to offer referrals to existing community services and offer assistance for funding those services if other resources are unavailable. Youth who meet certain criteria will be referred to the AYO Mentor Program. The youth specialists will follow up with each youth and family to assure that they have received the services needed and will re-evaluate risk and protective factors at the six-month interval. Each participating youth is required to complete a post survey.  

Starting the process:


Middle and high school students who are currently living in Aurora or going to school in Aurora. 


Youth can be nominated by ANYONE including peers and him/herself. Please fill out a nomination form and return it to Aurora Youth Options. 


Resources for: community, school, family, peers, and self. Connections can include: Extracurricular activities, leadership skills, mentoring, clubs, school help, job skills and much more!

Please fill out the following nomination form and return it to Aurora Youth Options.  An AYO youth specialist will be in contact with you as soon as possible. 

You can also attend one of our drop-in Youth Survey Nights to get involved. For dates see the schedule on the main page.

Nominate a youth

To nominate a youth please complete an online nomination form, or a printable nomination form, and return it to an AYO Youth Specialist.  For more information please see the English Information PagePagina de Informacion or contact a Youth Specialist.  

Youth Specialists
Brett Weatherhead 303.617.2833,

Natalie Kaiser 303.617.2613,

Fax: 303.617.2669 

Address: 1298 Peoria St. Aurora, CO 80011 

Center for Disease Control STD and Aids Hotline 1-800-227-8922
Center for Disease Control STD and Aids Hotline (en Espanol) 1-800-344-7432
Child Help USA (Child Abuse) 1-800-422-4453
Comities Crisis Center (24 hrs) 303-343-9890
Covenant House 1-800-999-9999
Gateway Battered Women's Shelter 303-343-1851
Legal Aid 303-837-1321
MCPN Teen Clinic Info Line 303-762-6540
Mobile Health Van 303-360-8111
National Runaway Hotline 1-800-621-4000
Rainbow Alley 303-831-0442
Rape Assistance and Awareness Program 303-322-7273
Rape Assistance and Awareness Program (en Espanol) 303-329-0031
Suicide Prevention 1-800-784-2433
Tri-County Health Department 303-341-9370
Urban Peak 303-777-9198
Volunteers in Action 303-238-8151

Book List for Parents:

Campus Daze, Easing the Transition from High School to College
  George Gibbs (2000) ISBN: 1575090627
Empty Nest... Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College
  Andrea Van Steenhouse (2002) ISBN: 0961980621
Empty-Nest Parenting: Adjusting Your Stewardship As Your Children Leave Home
  Richard M. Eyre, Linda Eyre, Saren Eyre Loosli (2002) ISBN: 1570087318
The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life
  Laura Kastner, Jennifer Wyatt (2002) ISBN: 0609808060
Let the Journey Begin: A Parent's Monthly Guide to the College Experience
  Jacqueline MacKav. Wanda Ingram (2002) ISBN: 0618077138
Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
  Karen Levin Coburn, Madge Lawrence Treeger (2003) ISBN: 0060521260
Millenials Go To College: Strategies for a New Generation On Campus
  William Strauss, Neil Howe (2003) ISBN: 1578580331
Millenials Rising
  Neil Howe, William Strauss, R.J.Matson (2000) ISBN: 0375707190
When Kids Go to College: A Parents Guide to Changing Relationships
  Barbara M. Newman; Philip R. Newman (2002) ISBN: 0814205615
133 Ways to Avoid Going Cuckoo When the Kids Fly the Nest: A Parent's Guide for Surviving Empty Nest Syndrome
  Lauren Schaffer, Sandv Fleischl Wasserman (2001) ISBN: 0609807005
She's Leaving Home: Letting Go As Daughter Goes to College
  Connie Jones ISBN: 0740723464

Book List for Parents and Students:


College Rules!: How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College
  Sheltie L. Nist, Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Sherrie Nist (2002) ISBN: 1580083579
Your College Experience: Strategies for Success
  John N. Gardner, A. Jerome Jewler (2004) ISBN: 0534971954
Chicken Soup for the College Soul: Inspiring and Humorous Stories About College
  Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger, Dan Clark, Jack Canfield (1999) ISBN: 1558747052
How to Get the Most Out of College
  Arthur W. Chickering, Nancy K. Schlossberg (1994) ISBN: 0205162916
If Life is a Game These Are The Rules: 10 Rules for Being Human
  Cherie Carter-Scott & Jack Canfield (1998) ISBN: 0767902386