Morehouse School of Medicine
Project Overview: The Health Promotion and Resource Center (HPRC/MSM) at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) will deliver the PASS Connection Program to African American youth ages 14-18 in after-school programs in Thomas County, GA. PASS Connection is a youth development model that utilizes innovative strategies with the goals of: 1) increasing protective factors that contribute to positive sexual health behaviors (risk avoidance) and positive school experience; 2) reducing sexual risk behaviors (and related risk behaviors) that contribute to negative health outcomes; and 3) evaluating the PASS Connections program to determine program impact and identify unique component influences on outcomes.
Target Population: Mostly African American male and female middle school youth in Thomas County, GA
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Thomas County, GA (Rural)