MILTON - Sixteen women in Project ELECT (Education Leading to Employment and Career Training) gathered to celebrate Mother's Day at the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) in Milton.

While the children played together, the moms caught up with each other and made crafts. The children also created handprint art for their mothers to commemorate the holiday.

"The moms like to get together and share their experiences," said Kim Eroh, CSIU family education project manager. "The goal is for them to support each other and make friends who can relate to their unique situations."

Project ELECT is a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and is a counseling and instructional program for pregnant and parenting teens (mothers and fathers) in high school or alternative settings up to age 22. The program provides intensive case management, health education, child development, parenting skills, training, career awareness and job-readiness training.

The CSIU administers Project ELECT programs in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. For more information about Project ELECT, call 570-523-1155, extension 2322.