Bureau of Community-Based & Primary Prevention
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services
In-school and after-school programs are offered to students ages 10 to 19.
To promote abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage.
The school-based programs are curriculum-driven and taught over periods of up to ten weeks in elementary, middle and high school settings to students ages 10 to 19. The after-school programs are community-oriented, and include motivational activities,
seminars, workshops, town hall assemblies, and youth or church group activities. Media and other public and parental activities also occur.
Program funds will be used to support 30 community-based non-for-profit agencies that deliver abstinence centered, character focused education to adolescents and their parents residing in identified high-need areas of the state.
Abstinence Education Program Program Data
|Grant Amount (Numbers in 000's)
|Number of Grantees
- In FY06, approximately 50,000 unduplicated students were served in 25 of the 102 counties in Illinois. Of those served, approximately 49% Caucasian, 21% were African- American, 18% were Hispanic and 12% were other.