Teen Pregnancy Prevention
The Delta Futures project is a comprehensive, five-year program designed to assist nine public school districts and five local Rural Health Clinics across ten rural counties in replicating a variety of evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs in school and community settings. The goal of this initiative is to prevent teen pregnancy, lower STIs, and reduce disparities in the Delta by implementing evidence-based programs in communities with the greatest need and adopting strategies in a way that increases the programs’ reach to as many youth as possible. All programs utilized in schools have been approved for use by the Mississippi Department of Education and are coordinated with other risk-avoidance efforts that may already be underway in those settings. All program materials are medically accurate, age appropriate, culturally and linguistically relevant, and inclusive to all youth of each community.