A $1.2 million dollar grant over a 5 year period for the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) has been awarded to the Family Planning of South Central New York.
The grant is funded by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is a initiative that works to delay sexual activity, increase condom and contraceptive use, reduce teenage pregnancy, and ensure adolescents have access to comprehensive reproductive medical care services.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to receive this grant once again,” says Andrea Guccia, Director of Education at Family Planning. “Through this funding, our highly experienced educators will continue providing medically accurate, age appropriate, evidence based programs in Delaware and Otsego Counties, serving adolescents ages 10 to 19 in school districts and community based organizations.”
The program will also allow the continuation to include adult preparation topics that are designed to increase protective factors. Those factors include: engagements with schools and communities, avoidance of high risk behaviors, development of social emotional skills, and demonstration of positive norms to support a transition to a healthy, productive, and connected adulthood.
More information about Family Planning of South Central New York and services provided may be found at their website, HERE.