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April is STD Awareness Month, a time for young people to learn the facts about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and protect their sexual health. Educate the youth in your program about the risks of STDs and the importance of getting tested if they are sexually active.

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Every April, the Office of Minority Health celebrates National Minority Health Month, and this year’s theme is Active & Healthy. Discover how you can get involved and encourage minority youth to incorporate even small amounts of physical activity into their schedules and see lifelong health benefits as a result.

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Looking for tips on how to discuss sexting with young people? Join your APP TA Providers and other grantees for a session of our TA office hours on March 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m., ET. The purpose of this office hours session is to provide APP Grantees with practical approaches to discuss sexting with your students.

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This webinar provides the Title V Competitive Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program grantees with information to support grant administration and program implementation, as well as, information on the types of support and assistance available to grantees. 

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Vulnerable Youth Remain at Greatest Risk for Teen Pregnancy

Youth in foster care are 2x more likely to become pregnant by age 19 than other youth.
Hispanic and black teen girls are about 2-3 time more likely to give birth than white teen girls
Lesbian and bisexual teens have 2x the risk of unintended pregnancy than their heterosexual peers.
430,000 youth in 2014 were served by Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program grantees

You can help  Prep Teens for the Future

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Project Description

Think Twice about Sexting

Teen sexting can carry with it harmful and lasting consequences, and most teens are unaware of the legal implications of sending a sext without consent. This infographic highlights what sexting is, why it is risky, and how teens can protect themselves and others from the harmful effects of sexting. 

Page last updated: February 7, 2019
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Project Description

Empowering Youth to Make Healthy Decisions

Engaging youth to make healthy decisions about their lives and futures is an important cornerstone of any adolescent pregnancy prevention program. This webinar helps grantees, community-based organizations, and any person or group that works with youth learn effective strategies to engage youth and empower them to make the best choices for their lives. 

Page last updated: April 19, 2019
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Project Description

PREP Performance Indicators: Youth Participants’ Characteristics and Outcomes

This brief summarizes key characteristics of youth participants in programs funded through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which aims to reduce teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and associated risk behaviors. The research questions addressed in the brief include:

  1. Whom did PREP programs serve?
  2. Where did PREP implement programming for youth?
  3. How did youth respond to the PREP programs?


Page last updated: November 14, 2018
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Project Description

Inputs and Outcomes: PREP Programs Serving Youth in Foster Care - PREP Snapshot

This brief summarizes key characteristics of programs funded through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) that reported at least half of the youth they served were in foster care. 

Page last updated: August 14, 2018

Red Ribbon Week

Page last updated: October 18, 2018