WA PREP for Healthy Youth
The Washington State Personal Responsibility Education Program (WA PREP) is a pregnancy prevention program established to decrease disproportionate teen birth rates, pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among Hispanic/Latino, America Indian, African American, and non-Hispanic White adolescents, and other at risk youth at the middle school and high school development level (primarily age 11-18).
WA PREP awards grants to organizations and agencies across Washington State through a Request for Applications process. Each applicant must demonstrate the need for WA PREP funding in their community, as well as their organizational capacity to work with youth.
Successful applicants, or Grantees, will receive specialized technical assistance and training to enhance their capacity to use EBIs. Grantees will then use EBIs to educate youth on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, and at least three adulthood preparation subjects (Healthy Relationships, Parent-Child Communication and Healthy Life Skills).
WA PREP EBIs include:
- Making Proud Choices
- Reducing the Risk
- Sistas, Informing, Healing, Living, Empowering (SiHLE)
- Teen Outreach Program (TOP)
Please visit www.waprepforhealthyyouth.org to apply, or for more information.