Who We Are

PEP's mission is to build strong, harmonious family relationships through parenting education, skills training and support. We help adults foster the values of mutual respect, shared responsibility, competence and cooperation in young people, preparing them to make positive contributions to their families, their communities and the world at large.

Our Purpose

Founded in 1982, PEP is a nonprofit organization that helps parents and caregivers build strong harmonious family relationships so that their children grow up in a supportive family environment where they can thrive and reach their full potential.

Our Clients

PEP has reached over 50,000 parents and caregivers directly and in partnership with companies, schools, health care providers and nonprofit organizations in the DC region and throughout the U.S.

Our Programs

Our programs give parents knowledge of the underlying causes of their children’s behavior and practical skills and tools that they can use right away. Programs are online and in-person, in English and in Spanish, for parents of toddlers to teens.   

Our Approach

Our curriculum is based on the work of Dr. Alfred Adler and Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs whose theories promote values such as mutual respect, resiliency, encouragement, cooperation and contribution to the community.

Financial and Annual Reports

Parent Encouragement Program
10100 Connecticut Ave.
Kensington, MD 20895