PEARLS is a positive youth development program for young women who are pregnant or parenting. 

The program’s mission is to postpone future pregnancies, develop parenting and life skills and promote academic success. PEARLS groups meet in school for one hour per week for 26 weeks and engage in five out-of-school enrichment activities.

PEARLS is an acronym that stands for:

P | Parenting

E | Education


R | Responsive

L | Life

S | Skills

Sample sessions from the curriculum include:

  • Goal-Setting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships
  • Contraception 101
  • Stress and You and Baby, Too
  • Safety First, Prevent the Worst 

Success stories: