The Garfield County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition pursued the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) grant funds due to the high number of teen pregnancies in our county and the belief that education for all students could decrease these numbers. Garfield County PREP is a collaboration of schools, community based organizations and agencies, government departments, concerned citizens and teens working to provide prevention education and resources to parents and teens on healthy sexual development, healthy relationships, and sexual health issues. Youth ages 10 – 19 receive age-appropriate, evidence based, abstinence-focused comprehensive sexual health education that meet the requirements of the Colorado’s Healthy Youth Act and Colorado Department of Education comprehensive health standards.
Draw The Line, Respect The Line is a progression of lessons delivered by classroom teachers in grades 6 – 8. Be Proud! Be Responsible! is delivered once in high school during a student’s freshman or sophomore health or science class. Both curricula include role plays, activities and discussions that stress skill building aimed at risk avoidance. Street Smart is the newest curriculum to Garfield County and will be taught at Bridges and Yampah Mountain High Schools. Copies of Draw The Line, Respect The Line and Be Proud! Be Responsible! facilitator manuals can be viewed and checked out at any Garfield County library branch.