City, State: Nashville, TN
Program Name: Be in Charge
Program Models: Making a Difference (MAD)
Annual Funding: $1,000,000
Goal: To implement, provide, enhance access to, and sustain engaging, comprehensive, culturally sensitive, evidence-based teenage pregnancy prevention services that will reduce teen pregnancy, including reducing the behavioral risks underlying teen pregnancy.
Program Description: Centerstone of Tennessee, Inc.'s "Be in Charge" program is implementing Making A Difference!Making A Difference! includes eight, one-hour sessions delivered in a group setting which focus on abstinence, HIV/STD prevention, and teen pregnancy prevention. The program's overall objectives and activities are: reducing adolescent risk of pregnancy, providing outreach/education on teen pregnancy issues to stakeholders and conducting a social marketing campaign reaching 60% of the area's population.
Target Population: Middle and high school students; ages 12-19 years old
Geographic Area: 26 counties in middle Tennessee with disproportionately or especially high rates of teen pregnancy
Target number of youth served per year: 4,000 youth