Introduction to Local Resources & Life Skills for Young Parents and their Families

LACONIA — Youth leaders from the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (AMTP), in partnership with the LRCS Family Resource Center and many additional Lakes Region service agencies, are offering "Pregnant or Parenting – Introduction to Local Resources and Life Skills Courses for Young Parents and their Families".

Pregnant or Parenting is a 3-week series being held on Tuesday March 4, 11, and 18-8  from 5:30-8 p.m. at the LRCS Family Resource Center, located at 719 North Main Street, Laconia. These sessions are free and come with child care, dinner, transportation to/from each class, as well as door prizes, workbooks and informational pamphlets.

Participants will learn about resources in the community that support young parents with food assistance, shopping and cooking, continuing education, employment, banking, budgeting, tax filing and much more, all while building a network of support. Presenters include representative from LRCS, UNH Cooperative Extension, My Turn, Laconia Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), People Investing in Community and Kids (P.I.C.K), and more.

Advanced registration is requested for this program, as space is limited. Contact Katherine Chwasciak, Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, at 569-5510, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a spot and get more information.

AMTP is a community-based, nonprofit organization committed to supporting healthy development and resilience in youth, families, and communities throughout the Lakes Region. To accomplish this mission, AMTP has a two-fold purpose: 1) To empower and support youth through mentoring, experiential and adventure based wilderness activities, service learning, future explorations, and leadership opportunities and 2) To strengthen the capacity of families, schools, and communities to create environments in which children and teens can flourish. For more information about AMTP visit