City, State: Atlanta, GA
Program Models: Children's Aid Society - Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program
Annual Funding: $1,500,000
Goal: To reduce teenage pregnancy and births in rural Georgia.
Program Description: Morehouse School of Medicine is implementing the Children's Aid Society - Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program in three urban and rural counties in Georgia. The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program uses a long term, holistic approach to empower youth, to help them develop personal goals and the desire for a productive future, in addition to developing their sexual literacy and educating them about the consequences of sexual activity. The program recruits boys and girls ages 11-12 years old and follows them through high school and beyond. The program is guided by a philosophy that sees youth as "at promise" instead of "at risk" and works to develop a participant's capacity and desire to avoid pregnancy. The program model also provides opportunities for young people to discover interests and develop talents, as well as emphasizing education and employment. The goals and objectives of the program include the reduction of teenage pregnancy, reduction of STIs, and increased contraceptive use.
Target Population: Youth ages 11-15 living in poverty
Geographic Area: 3 counties surrounding Atlanta, GA - Cobb County, Jasper County and Lamar County
Target number of youth served per year: 180 youth
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