Fort Lauderdale, Florida
TPP Grantee Type: Replicating Effective Programs to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (TPP19 Tier 1) – 2019-2021
Annual Funding: $493,000
Project Overview: OIC of South Florida will replicate Love Notes Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA), proven effective to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, and other associated risk factors. The project will target 3,000 youth, ages 15-19, as well as their families, over the course of the 2-year grant in 11 zip codes in Broward County, FL with high teen birth and STD rates, and other characteristics associated with teen pregnancy such as high poverty and unemployment rates. The project is designed to take the program to scale in three settings serving youth from the target zip codes: Broward County Public Schools high schools, after-school programs operated by Broward County Parks and Recreation, and youth programs operated by faith-based organizations. AMTC & Associates will provide performance measurement and evaluation services for the project. OIC will work with key supportive service partners SunServe, Florida Department of Health in Broward County, Chrysalis Health, Trauma Resolution Center, Covenant House Florida, and 2-1-1 First Call for Help, which will help youth address risk factors and build protective factors to promote sexual delay and sexual cessation. In addition, the OIC Community Advisory Group (CAG) and Youth Leadership Council (YLC) will provide stakeholder representation, oversight, and input for project implementation.
Target Population: Youth ages 15-19 in Broward County, Florida
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Broward County, FL (Urban, Suburban)
Teen Birth Rate in Area Served (Per 1,000)*: 27.8
*Estimates as reported by the grantee in proposal materials and not generated by the Office of Population Affairs.
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