Administered by: Bureau of Positive Youth Development
The Replicating Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs to Scale in Communities with the Greatest Need (Tier 1B) grant is designed to reduce the rates of teen pregnancy and existing disparities by replicating evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs to scale in at least three settings. Providers will be required to deliver curricula in three settings: 1) in-school middle schools, 2) in-school high schools and 3) alternative schools and/or community-based afterschool programs. Providers will target youth ages 12-18 in their designated service area. The program is comprised of the following major components, all of which are aimed at reaching youth to achieve the goal of decreasing teen birth rates. Providers will: 1) deliver the evidence-based curricula in three settings, 2) identify and make referrals to youth-friendly organizations and providers for the purpose of linkage, 3) develop and work with Community Advisory Group (Coalition), 4) develop and work with a Youth Leadership Council (YLC), and 5) develop and implement a strategic dissemination and communication plan.