Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Poverty
Showing up for a whole person means also showing up for their whole family.
About half of the young adults at UTEC are also young parents.
Our two-generation approach makes the most of our opportunities for whole-family engagement. This starts with the 2Gen Center @ UTEC, an onsite early education center for the children (ages 0-5) of young adults enrolled at UTEC. Research demonstrates that children of incarcerated or formerly incarcerated parents often experience a range of adverse outcomes, but with the right support system in place, these young children and families can flourish.
At UTEC, young parents and their young children work together on social-emotional development, along with essential life skills, and systems change that will help them break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.