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ABAN AYA Youth Project

Program Summary

The Aban Aya Youth Project (Aban Aya) is a four-year program designed to teach students to practice abstinence, avoid drugs and alcohol, and resolve conflicts nonviolently, using an Afrocentric social development curriculum. The program is designed for students in 5th through 8th grade.

Read the full Implementation Report, which includes:

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Project Overview: The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is working to develop and rigorously evaluate a brief, motivational interviewing-based intervention for teens at risk for unintended pregnancy in primary care. The Brief Intervention targets teens identified via primary care screening to be at risk for pregnancy and can be integrated into routine medical care through a 15-minute individual contact session using a motivational interviewing-based approach.

The Children's Council

Project Overview: The Children’s Council will partner with the Lancaster School District and University of South Carolina- Lancaster to implement evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs in middle schools, high schools and with college youth. The Children's Council intends to increase the number of youth who delay sexual activity which will in turn reduce the number of teens who become pregnant in Lancaster County.

SHIFT NC

Project Overview: North Carolina Youth Connected (NCYC), a collaborative partnership between two high need counties in North Carolina and SHIFT NC, develops and implements community-wide plans to prevent teen pregnancy and achieve a significant reduction in teen birth rates in the select counties.