About Us

The Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital serves as the coordinating department for community health programs and acts as the bridge between community-based organizations and the hospital.

Stronger Generations, one of the center’s major initiatives, seeks to promote maternal and child health equity, by providing pregnant and parenting individuals with quality health care and community resources to strengthen their own health, support parenting, and give babies the healthiest start possible

A signature piece of Stronger Generations is our Proud 2 Parent programs, focused on educating, engaging, and empowering expectant and parenting adolescents to enhance their physical, mental and social health outcomes. Our goal is to achieve these outcomes through a focus on peer support and education, patient engagement, and leadership development.

What is the Young Parent Ambassador Program?

The Young Parent Ambassador Program is a graduated tier employment and leadership development program that focuses on public health outreach, educational/professional goal setting, job readiness, and parenting/life skills. The program includes three tiers with increasing involvement and training throughout the program duration.

Program Requirements:

  • Program participants are required to commit fully to the duration of each tiered programmatic component. After graduating from a tier, they will have the opportunity to reassess their continued involvement.
  • Available for day-long (8am-5pm) annual STEPS young parent event
  • Access the internet for social media participation, or be willing to come to the office for computer access


  • Expectant or parenting young adult under 25 years old
  • Must be able to travel to Boston for weekly meetings
  • Must be able to commit to at least 1 weekly 2-3 hour group session

Program Application Requirements:

Part I: Complete the Young Parent Ambassador Application Cover Page (below)

Part II: Submit a Letter of Support—This letter can be from a friend, teacher, parent or other person who can speak to why you should be a Young Parent Ambassador.

Part III: Submit a Personal Statement—Answer one of these questions (below):

  • Describe the world you came from—for example your family, community or culture. How has your world shaped your dreams and aspirations?
  • How do you define leadership? What experiences or events in your life have made you into the leader that you are today or the leader you want to be?
  • Write a letter to a teen parent in your community who is struggling. What advice would you give them? What would you say to encourage, motivate, and inspire them?

The 2021/2022 Young Parent Ambassador Group will begin in the Fall of 2021. Interested candidates are welcome to submit an application at any time, but all applications will be reviewed August- September of 2021.

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