Empowering Young African American Men in Fostering Healthy Relationships and Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy

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Organization

ETR

Project Team

Karin Coyle, PhD, Principal Investigator
Pamela Anderson, Project Director
James Walker, Curriculum Development Consultant

Project Summary

Through a partnership with the Sigma Iota chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, ETR seeks to develop a sexual health module with follow-up support to be implemented as part of the Omega Gents mentoring program through the Sigma Iota Chapter. Omega Gents is a well-established mentoring program for African American young men, which was designed and is implemented by members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the largest black fraternity in the country. This project presents an innovative approach by weaving pregnancy prevention into structured mentoring to address sexual health in tangent with other important social determinants, such as academic success and connectedness to school and a caring adult.

Impact on Teen Pregnancy Prevention

This program weaves teen pregnancy prevention into structured mentoring to address sexual health in tangent with focusing on other important social determinants that are not typically addressed in TPP programs, such as academic success and connectedness to school and a caring adult.