The goal of the Abstinence-Centered Education program (AEP) is to encourage the implementation of evidence-based interventions, as defined by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), that will delay initiation of sexual activity as part of a continuum of services to decrease the teen pregnancy rate and rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in youth ages fifteen (15) through nineteen (19). Project interventions focus on grades 5th – 12th with attention to risk and protective factors that affect early initiation of sexual activity.
- Statewide resources available free of charge for youth and parents include:
- Statewide resources available free of charge for school districts and organizations include:
- Power2wait Toolkits for grades 4th - 8th with interactive video games to supplement abstinence or sexual education curricula,
- Workshops and webinars to increase awareness of medically accurate, evidence-based, abstinence, youth development curricula, and AEP resources provided by most Education Service Centers (ESC), and
- Service learning training workshops open to school districts.