Year:   

2012

Grant Category:   

Health & Well-Being

Organization:

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area

Project Title:

Be Proud: Transforming Health Education for Austin’s Teens

Grant Amount:

$103,600

Since 1967, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA) has provided children from 6 to 18 a safe place to connect with adult role models. Here children with limited economic circumstances explore individual abilities, and develop relationships with positive role models. The staff supports a positive peer environment where children learn skills to help them to grow into healthy, responsible, caring adults. Ninety percent of children who participate graduate high school with a better chance at a successful life. Impact Austin’s grant supports the Be Proud program, which is aimed at addressing the high rate of teen pregnancy through education and empowerment. BGCAA will reach 2000 economically disadvantaged youth who are at high risk for premature sexual activity, through participation in a voluntary, age-appropriate, evidence-based prevention program held weekly at BGCAA's clubs serving 6th-12th graders. Youth who attend the program will be more empowered to make responsible choices.

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