OAH supports the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program with $105 million in grants for projects that seek to help teens avoid unplanned pregnancies and other undesirable outcomes of sexual activity. Each project has an evaluation component to examine whether its activities are actually effective in achieving this goal. Curricula or programs that are shown to be effective earn the label of being “evidence-based,” which indicates they are worthy of wide adoption.

Pono Choices was among 19 new projects funded by OAH in September 2010 to implement and rigorously evaluate new and innovative programs to prevent teen pregnancy for youth ages 10-19, with a particular interest in reaching high-risk, vulnerable, and culturally under-represented youth populations. By the end of school year 2014-2015, there will be enough evaluation data collected to see if Pono Choices should be considered evidence-based.

Click on the links below to find out more about the OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program: