Project STRIDE is a program for single parents or pregnant single women attending Manchester Community College. The program provides a weekly support group and referrals to community resources. Perkins grants are available for Project STRIDE members who are matriculated in technical programs and meet program requirements. Students must submit an application during the fall semester to be eligible for grants. Project STRIDE is located in the Academic Support Center.
Any single parent or pregnant single women enrolled in the college is welcome to join STRIDE and attend the support meetings. To be considered for stipends from STRIDE, a student needs to apply and qualify for Federal Financial Aid. Another requirement for receiving STRIDE stipends is a willingness to attend and participate in group meetings or check in regularly with the STRIDE Coordinator. STRIDE is an opportunity to network with other single parents and share information or experiences that can be helpful to the unique needs of single parent students.