ERIC Number: ED352596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Success for Every Teen: Programs that Help Adolescents Avoid Pregnancy, Gangs, Drug Abuse, and School Drop-Out. An Ounce of Prevention Fund Paper.
Ounce of Prevention Fund.
This booklet describes two prevention programs, Peer Power, a program for girls, and Awareness and Development for Adolescent Males (ADAM), a program for boys. It is noted that these programs, designed to reach students before high school age, help young adolescents stay in school, delay sexual activity and pregnancy, and develop realistic career goals. The components of the programs include meetings with time for homework and tutoring; a session for providing information on a range of subjects; and a recreational period. Incentives are used to attract young teenagers and set them on a course that will lead them to success in high school. Program evaluation data in the areas of academic achievement, sexual behavior and attitudes, and birth control use is presented. Underlying causes of teenage pregnancy and how to assess the problem are discussed. These program components of ideal programs are discussed: (1) one-on-one relationship with a caring adult; (2) peer interaction; (3) recreation; (4) discussion groups; (5) community service opportunities; (6) academic support; (7) exposure to the world of work; (8) family life education; (9) parental involvement; and (10) linkage with schools and community resources. (ABL)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Adolescents, Career Exploration, Contraception, Dropout Prevention, Drug Abuse, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Mentors, Pregnancy, Prevention, Program Content, Program Effectiveness, Recreational Activities, School Community Relationship, Sex Education, Sexuality, Success, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Children and Family Services, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Ounce of Prevention Fund.
Note: Also supported by the Pitway Corporation Charitable Foundation.