Bill and Hillary Clinton Support the HIPPY Model
Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been major supporters of the HIPPY program for more than 20 years. As governor and first lady of Arkansas, the Clintons brought HIPPY to their home state, where it has thrived and remains a state program today.
In his 2007 book GIVING: How each of us can change the world, Bill Clinton refers to HIPPY as an endeavor that "gives skills." He further writes:
"I wish there were HIPPY programs in every community with a significant number of single mothers or poor, undereducated parents. Anyone who has ever been to a HIPPY graduation ceremony and seen the pride and self-confidence of both parents and children would agree. Even if you are not a parent of a preschool aged child, you can take the lead in bringing HIPPY to your home town, volunteer to be a home visitor, or support them with money or other services."
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Clinton, Bill. (2007). Giving: How each of us can change the world. New York: Knopf,p.73.