City, State: Statesville, NC
Program Name: Proud and Responsible Communities of Iredell-Statesville (PARC)
Program Models: Making Proud Choices! and Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!
Annual Funding: $807,597
Goal: To decrease sexual activity, increase use of contraception among sexually active youth, increase testing for STDs, and decrease the county teen birth rate.
Program Description: Iredell-Statesville Schools in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of the Piedmont, Statesville Housing Authority and the Iredell County Health Department is implementing Making Proud Choices! after school with middle and high school students and Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective! with pregnant and parenting teens. Making Proud Choices! includes eight, one-hour sessions delivered in a group setting and focuses on HIV and STD prevention and preventing unintended pregnancy. Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective! includes eight, 60-minute modules delivered to small groups of 6-12 participants and aims to reduce unprotected sex among sexually active, pregnant and parenting teens and to help them make proud, responsible and protective sexual decisions. It also addresses the impact of HIV/AIDS on pregnant women and their children, the prevention of disease during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and special concerns of young mothers.
Target Population: For Making Proud Choices!: Youth ages 13-19; For Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!: Pregnant and parenting teens
Geographic Area: Iredell County, NC
Target number of youth served per year: 1,500 youth