The Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) program aimed to improve outcomes for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families. The PAF program funded grantees in 32 states and seven tribal organizations; these grantees served nearly 110,000 expectant and parenting young people.
PAF Helped Young People Stay in School
PAF’s greatest impact was in education. Pregnancy and parenting are leading causes of school dropout among teen girls in the United States. PAF grantees offered services to expectant and parenting teens such as flexible or alternative academic scheduling and child care.
PAF grantees like the New Heights program assisted high school students as well as young people after high school. One in 10 PAF program participants received services from a higher education institution. The Minnesota Student Parent Support Initiative provided students furthering their education.