June 13, 2012
Vermont Pays High-Risk Teens to Complete Sex-Ed Classes
A Vermont teen center called The
Bristol Hub is giving $100 to every teen who completes a 16-hour sex education
program, reports Seven Days. The program is a “personal responsibility
education program (PREP)” funded by the Administration on Children, Youth and
Families, and it was created to educate teens on both abstinence and
contraception. PREP is giving out more than $55 million in grants to states to
start programs aimed at preventing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted
infections, with more money available specifically for reaching high-risk
youth. At the Hub, program managers are setting aside part of the money and
offering it, as a motivation, to kids who complete the course. Currently,
Vermont has the third lowest teen birth rate in the country, behind New
Hampshire and Massachusetts.
To read the Seven Days article, click here.
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