Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Project Name: 4-H TGIF
4-H Teens Getting Involved for the Future (4-H TGIF) is a project of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) that promotes abstinence from sexual activity to middle-school youth in 18 Alabama counties. Counties targeted include Bibb, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Covington, DeKalb, Escambia, Fayette, Geneva, Greene, Lawrence, Lowndes, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Perry, and Wilcox.
The program serves middle school participants from 101 schools and utilizes teen leaders from 44 high schools. Teen leaders are an integral component of the abstinence education intervention. After receiving 24 to 40 hours of effective abstinence education, mentoring, counseling, adult supervision, and teacher training from ACES faculty and staff, more than 500 trained teen leaders team teach Managing Pressures Before Marriage for Preteens to almost 4,000 sixth grade students.
For more information, please contact 4-H TGIF by telephone at (334) 844-8690 or visit their website.