Personal Responsibility Education Program-Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

The Illinois Personal Responsibility Education Program - Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (IPREP) provides direct services that target vulnerable populations of youth who are 10-20 years old in designated service areas as outlined in the providers' Work Plan/application. The grant will have a statewide focus, targeting counties and communities with demonstrated risks: high teen birth rates, high rates of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), and poor socio-economic status. IPREP serves two under-represented populations, African-American and Hispanic school-aged (6th through 12th grade students) youth. The program also targets the following vulnerable populations: wards of the state, 10-19 years of age housed in facilities located in the central and southern part of Illinois and homeless and runaway youth at or under 20 years of age. The IPREP program services include 1) delivery of at least one evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention curriculum/a, 2) update and distribution of a referral guide, 3)work with a multi-sector Community Coalition and 4) implement three adult preparation subjects.