OIC of South Florida

Oakland Park, Florida

Grantee Details

TPP Grantee Type: Optimally Changing the Map for Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP20 Tier 1) – 2020-2023
Annual Funding: $1,455,000
Website: https://oicsfl.org/

Program Summary

Project Name: OIC of South Florida 2020 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project

Project Overview: OIC of South Florida (OIC) will replicate Love Notes 3.0, a curriculum that has been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teen pregnancy and associated risk factors. OIC will target youth, as well as their families, in Broward County public middle schools and high schools with high teen birth rates, sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates, and other characteristics associated with teen pregnancy, such as high poverty and unemployment rates. In addition to Love Notes 3.0, OIC will offer needed support services or referrals to youth and parents/caregivers; positive youth development activities; parent/caregiver workshops on helping children build protective factors and strive for optimal health; and a Youth Leadership Development Initiative to provide intensive training for Youth Leadership Council members. OIC will work with key supportive service partners to help youth address risk factors and build protective factors to promote optimal health. The OIC Community Advisory Group and Youth Leadership Council will also provide stakeholder representation, oversight, and input for project implementation. The project aims to serve 3,700 youth in year one and 5,000 youth in years two and three for an annual average of 4,583 youth.

Community(ies) Served: Targeted public schools with high teen birth and STI rates in Broward County

Target Population: Youth aged 13-19

Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Broward County, FL (Urban)

Average Anticipated Number of Youth Served Annually: 4,583

Contact Information

Arlene Connelly

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