G.R.E.A.T. Teens


The Challenges

Everyday, adolescents and teenagers are deciding to prematurely engage in sexual activities. Unfortunately, due to a lack of education and awareness their risky behaviors are leading to high occurrences of teen pregnancies and increased exposure to sexually transmitted infections and diseases. The decisions being made can be life changing and even life ending.

The Program

Committed to being a part of the solution to this problem, the 100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery offers curriculum-based programing through what has been titled, G.R.E.A.T. Teens, which stands for "Getting Real Explanations Appropriate for Today." The program offers real and honest dialogue to youth and young adults between the ages of 13 to 19. However, it is also strongly communicated that the only 100% method of safe sex is abstinence.

The Curriculum: Making Proud Choices!

Making Proud Choices! is an evidence-based curriculum that aims to empower participants to change their behavior in ways that will reduce their risk of an unplanned pregnancy or becoming infected with HIV and other STDs. Specifically, this curriculum emphasizes that the risk of STDs, HIV and pregnancy can be reduced by using a condom, if they choose to have sex.

Curriculum Objectives

At the completion of the Making Proud Choices! curriculum, participants will:

  • Have increased their knowledge of HIV, STDs and pregnancy prevention
  • Believe in the value of safer sex, including abstinence
  • Have improved their ability to negotiate abstinence/safer-sex practices
  • Have increased their ability to use condoms correctly
  • Have stronger intentions to use condoms if they have sex
  • Have a lower incidence of HIV/STD sexual risk-taking behavior
  • Take pride in choosing responsible sexual behaviors

 

To learn more abot the curriculum, please visit: The Select Media Website

 

The Partnership

The 100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery are able to facilitate this program due to the funding and partnership with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) through the Alabama Personal Responsibility Education Program (APREP).

To learn more about ADPH and APREP, please visit: ADPH/APREP Link