This dynamic program was born through a collaborative effort of both community leaders and Gladney staff who believe that education empowers students to be able to navigate their futures, reach their goals, and realize their dreams.
AdoptED is designed to address the issues of teen pregnancy and school dropout rates, while offering factual information about adoption as one option to an unplanned pregnancy. This ground-breaking program works with educators to provide interactive presentations in the classroom setting. AdoptED gives students parameters for goal-setting, decision-making, and healthy life choices. Gladney’s goal is to introduce solutions to the problems students are facing today and empower them with information for tomorrow that inspires them to make positive life choices.
This innovative curriculum is written for schools to meet state objectives for a variety of classes ranging from Health, Family Economics, and Child Development, to other public service coursework. The AdoptED curriculum includes interactive lessons and hands-on activities that engage the students’ critical thinking abilities and development of life skills.