TPP Grantee Type: Replicating Effective Programs to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (TPP19 Tier 1) – 2019-2021
Annual Funding: $493,000
Project Overview: The Eban Initiative is a culturally responsive, multi-dimensional youth development project that seeks to promote optimal health among 600 African American males ages 15-19 in Clayton County, Georgia. Each dimension of the Eban Initiative is designed to respond to the developmental needs of adolescent Black/African American males and builds on the Center for Adolescent Male Development’s (CAMD) best practices, culled over years in the field of minority male development. At the heart of the Eban Initiative is the Reducing the Risk program. Reducing the Risk (RTR) is a 16-session curriculum designed to help high school students delay the initiation of sex and increase the use of protection against pregnancy and STD/HIV if they choose to have sex.
Target Population: African American males, ages 15-19
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Clayton County, Georgia (Urban)
Teen Birth Rate in Area Served (Per 1,000)*: 27.2
*Estimates as reported by the grantee in proposal materials and not generated by the Office of Population Affairs.
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