Abstinence Education

The Abstinence Education and Youth Development Initiative is a grant awarded to our local collaborative through the Governor’s Office for Children and Families.  The purpose of this program is to provide abstinence education and youth development activities to promote the abstinence from sexual activity.


  • Reduce adolescent sexual activity, pregnancies, births, repeat births and STDs/STIs.
  • Increase the use of abstinence education as the best health message for adolescents by initiating after school, school based, and/or community based positive youth development programs.


For more information please contact Joan Couey, Abstinence Coordinator at 478/934-4300