Founded in 2009, the organization’s goal is to improve economic independence by providing skill building classes to low income individuals residing in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since 2010, the Fathers & Families Coalition of Utah has operated the Young Parent Prevention (YPP) program focusing on low income young parents age 15-18 in Salt Lake County. The program provides evidence based life skills training, teen parenting skills, and tutoring to support improved interpersonal skills, problem solving, academic achievement and self-sufficiency through earned income. Through the services of the YPP program, 260 youth annually are provided services that help them make better choices including the avoidance of pregnancy and the challenges, pain and fear that comes from having children at a young age. The program is anchored with funding received from the State of Utah and is operated in collaboration with Salt Lake School District’s Horizonte Instruction Center.