What’s Up with Manhood?
Options for Youth joins with Promundo, a global leader in gender justice and violence prevention, to scale-up an effective peer advocates for health program for adolescent males in Chicago. “What’s Up with Manhood?” incorporates a gender transformative curriculum that helps young men growing up in some of Chicago’s most vulnerable neighborhoods think critically about “what it means to be a man” in their community.” Read more.
Supporting Chicago’s Vulnerable Youth
Through three intense programs, Options for Youth focuses on helping first-time adolescent mothers and adolescent male students become self-sufficient, make healthy lifestyle choices and maximize their potential.
The Subsequent Pregnancy Program helps first-time adolescent mothers graduate from high school and become self-sufficient before deciding to have another child.
The Peer Advocates for Health program trains adolescent male students to make healthy lifestyle choices and become peer advocates for male health.
Based within designated schools, the Options Program drives high school graduation of parenting students and ensures school readiness for their children.