Project Overview: The Community Students Learning Center, in partnership with the Holmes County School District and community allies, will implement HOPE (Health Optimization & Prevention Educations), a program for underserved, rural, disadvantaged youth. Based on the Love Notes Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) curriculum and developed for teens at risk for unstable relationships and unplanned pregnancies, HOPE will provide adolescents in grades 6-12 with education on pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, intimate partner violence prevention, and healthy relationship knowledge and skills. HOPE also uses a positive youth development approach, building adolescents’ assets, strengthening their protective factors, and appealing to their aspirations.
Target Population: Adolescents in grades 6-12
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Holmes County, MS (Rural)
Teen Birth Rate in Area Served (Per 1,000)*: 78.6
*Estimates as reported by the grantee in proposal materials and not generated by the Office of Population Affairs.
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