ACHIEVEability helped 253 children who participated in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program in 2016. We coach parents on how to provide for their families and how to further the healthy development of their children.
ACHIEVEability helps parents develop their relationships with their children by providing parenting workshops and monitoring their children's progress in school. As our families grow in the program, children begin to do well in school; parents continue to give positive support and affection and begin to teach their children about their own personal development. Parents will provide healthy foods for their children and take them to regular dental and medical checkups.
ACHIEVEability coaches work with parents to develop the necessary parenting skills to ensure the success of their children. Ultimately, our parents are working to break the generational cycle of poverty within their own families.
Children in the program are much more likely to graduate high school compared to other children in Pennsylvania. In 2016, 100% of ACHIEVEability children in high school graduated and then enrolled in college. This is nearly 60% higher than the Philadelphia college enrollment average.