A project under the umbrella of Ökumenische Initiative Wipperfürth (Wipperfürth ecumenical initiative)
With the project START, young people who dropped out of high school are given the opportunity to re-structure their lives, go back to graduate from school, and if possible find a training position. Young single parents face an especially great number of challenges to find an apprenticeship without having finished school, and to do so with a child. This target group will be supported in particular. Young families and single parents are offered the building blocks to achieve familial competencies and educational opportunities. The goal is to increase the level of education of Young mothers and fathers and therewith also the educational opportunities of the children. An absent school graduation can be subsequently earned, providing the opportunity to enter into the profession world through an apprenticeship position.