Bureau of Community-Based & Primary Prevention
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

Program Description

Target:

In-school and after-school programs are offered to students ages 10 to 19.

Purpose:

To promote abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage.

Services:

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.

Delivery Method:

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.

Program Data

Abstinence Education Program Program Data
Performance Indicators SFY03 SFY04 SFY05 SFY06
Grant Amount (Numbers in 000's) $3,086.10 $1,722.80 $2,697.20 $2,694.40
Number of Grantees 30 29 35 26
Number Served 58633 73855 55000 45000

Program Effectiveness

  • 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.