Teen Pregnancy & STI Prevention

Since Fall 2012, Prevention Partnership Inc. has implemented a successful Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Read these fast facts about the program.

 

  • Our Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) application to provide sex education in Chicago’s south suburbs was implemented the same year the Illinois Comprehensive Sex Education Law was signed, banning abstinence-only sex education in Illinois public schools.

 

  • Evidence-based six-module curriculum is designed to help young people change behaviors that place them at risk for HIV, STIs, and pregnancy.

 

  • Adult preparation sessions are also included intended to delay initiation of sex among sexually inexperienced youth, to reduce unprotected sex among sexually active youth, and to help young people make proud and responsible decisions about their sexual behaviors.

 

  • A Teen Pregnancy & STI Resource Guide is updated annually and distributed to over 3,000 students and the community at large.

 

  • In March 2013, we held an all-day retreat for over 211 freshmen and sophomore girls at Rich at at Rich South High School in Richton Park.

 

  • Provide comprehensive sex education programming for some 3,000 Rich Township High School District 227 stud in the District’s 3 high schools: Fine Arts and Communications Campus, STEM Campus, Olympia Fields, and Rich East, Park Forest.

 

  • Due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we created the Connections Teen Resource an online resource guide for students to participate virtually.

 

Shellie Coleman, Director of Youth Services