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  • Our mission here at Clean SLATE The South Los Angeles Teen E-initiative is to offer teens the skills, tools, and knowledge so they are able to prevent HIV/AIDS, STI’s and premature pregnancy. In order for them to be successful by avoiding risky behaviors and making healthy choices.
  • The need in our community is evident. Wherever we see: Babies are having babies! Nearly 4 of 10 births are to unmarried women. Read quote.
  • In 2007 it was reported that more than one million youths in California have sexually transmitted diseases that cost the state more than $1 billion a year in treatment. Nearly one third of all these cases were in Los Angeles County. Health experts are especially worried that rates of HIV infection are growing fastest among younger age groups and minorities.
  • That’s where we come in… In order to effectively reach the youth of Los Angeles County with tools and information to make healthy decisions, we offer the following services:
  • The two pillars of Clean SLATE education are: risk factors and character. Teens need to clearly know about the very real threats to their health, their future goals and their lives posed by uncommitted sex and other risky behaviors. On the other hand, Clean SLATE challenges youth to aim for high ideals of mature love, an unselfish concern for others, commitment, and faithful marriage. We seek to increase their “locus of control,” which is their awareness that their personal choices will have great impact on their future lives. We also seek to increase their focus on their future goals or future orientation, their conviction that abstinence really is the best choice (Affirmation of Abstinence), to encourage them to avoid situations where there is likely to be an opportunity to have sex, to build their independence from negative peer values and confidence to practice abstinence behavior of lifestyle (self-efficacy).
  • At the weekly club meetings, youth receive more abstinence and relationship education and discussions, go on outings and activities, perform community service, receive various types of media education and also receive training in how to raise and use money responsibly.
  • Adolescents who have been exposed to our programs often say that it was their first exposure to a clear message of all their choices.
  • Most of the kids we reach in the classrooms and all of our club members choice to make the promise or pledge to abstain from sex. So even when we loose we win. Those that made that pledge delay having sex an average of 27 months than teens who don ’ t make a pledge. Teens who abstain from sex are much more likely to graduate from high school, to graduate from college, and have much higher incomes than teens who don ’ t abstain.
  • And those are numbers we would to grow and not see an end to…

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  • Clean Slate Education offers educational programs promoting youth leadership and teen awareness on means of preventing HIV/AIDS, STI’s and premature pregnancy. Our Mission
    • “ Research has shown that young people who drop out of high school are more likely to use drugs/alcohol, get involved in criminal activity, - and become teen parents.”
    • – Kidsdata.org
    The Need for Clean SLATE
  • Total Population Los Angeles 10,363,850 California 38,049,462 Live Births to Teen Mothers in LA
    • From 2000-2005 in Los Angeles County,
      • Gonorrhea jumped from 7,199 to 10,494
      • Syphilis more than tripled 336 to 1,213
      • Chlamydia increased from 30,546 to 38,862.
    • Clean SLATE Services
      • School presentations
      • Group discussions & role-playing
      • Parent education
      • Weekly club meetings
      • Teen leadership
      • Media training
  • Risk Factors (health belief model) Free Teens
    • Physical
    • Emotional
    • Social
    • Goal Setting
    • Respect for Self and Others
    • Personal Responsibility
    • Dealing with Peer Pressure
    • Benefits of Abstinence
    Character (character education model) School Presentation
    • Clean SLATE Club
      • Abstinence & Relationship Education
      • Outings & Activities
      • Community Service
      • Media Education
  • Clean SLATE Media Training
    • Visual Arts – Video, Scripting, Filming, Editing, Production, Photojournalism.
    • Theater - Screenplay Writing, Directing, Acting, Stage Production, Costume
    • Music - Performance, Recording, Production
  • Adolescents who have been exposed to these SLATE programs in Los Angeles often say that it was their first exposure to a clear and unequivocal abstinence-centered education message.
    • Pledgers delay sexual activity on average 27 months longer*
    • Abstainers are more likely to graduate from HS, college, and make more $$$*
    • Bearman, P., & Bruckner, H. “Promising the future: virginity pledges and first intercourse.” American Journal of Sociology, 106 (4), 859-912, 2001. ** Robert Rector and Kirk Johnson, “Teen Sexual Abstinence and Academic Achievement,” www.heritage.org/Research/Welfare/whitepaper10272005.cfm.
    Clean SLATE Teens pledgers!
    • An outside independent evaluator is contracted to conduct program evaluation utilizing standardized, valid and reliable measures:
    • Clean Slate involved 1,114 middle school youth from Los Angeles County, California. High school youth: 986
    • A 35-item questionnaire, including three demographic items, was administered before the start of the program (pre-test) and a 40-item questionnaire was administered at the end of the program (post-test). High school: 38/43 questions.
    • The changes from pre-test to post-test are from the same group of students who participated in the program.
    • “ Strongly Agree”, “Agree” and “Somewhat Agree” responses were collapsed into a single category of total responses for both pre-test and post-test and represented as a percentage shift. The same was done for responses in the “Disagree” category.
    Program Evaluation Overview
  • Nominal Scale Strongly Agree Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree 5 4 3 2 1 0
  • PROGRAM EVALUATION: MIDDLE SCHOOL page 6 Pre- and Post-test Results Indicating Change in Knowledge and Attitudes:   From September 2009 to December 2009, there was a favorable shift in the post-test measures detailed in the chart below.  
  • PROGRAM EVALUATION: HIGH SCHOOL page 7 Pre- and Post-test Results Indicating Change in Knowledge and Attitudes:   From September 2009 to December 2009, there was a favorable shift in the post-test measures detailed in the chart below.  
  • Clean SLATE Feedback “ There’s a lot of bad influences in the world, and I think the program will help teens avoid them.” -7 th grade Female Student, Muscatel MS “ I believe the Clean SLATE program to be a valuable part of any health curriculum and highly recommend them” - Larry Callaham, Principal, Rosemead HS “ I learned about several kinds of STDs, which helped me understand the value of staying a virgin until marriage. It made me proud of being a virgin and helped me understand that ‘NO’ is always okay.” -7 th Grade Female Student , Muscatel MS
  • Reasons to Support Clean SLATE
    • We’ve educated 14,097 students in risk avoidance since December 2008.
    • We’ve partnered with over 18 schools and organizations.
    • We’ve equipped nearly 1,600 parents with communication tools.
  • Help Us Achieve Our Goals
    • Goal 1: Form partnerships to establish collaboration
    • and mutual sustainability
    • Goal 2: Identify new funding sources and
    • collaborate in grant writing opportunities
    • Goal 3: Continue to provide vital educational
    • programs and services to our youth &
    • communities
  • Women’s Federation for World Peace Clean Slate Program 950 Holly Vista Dr. Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 410-5420 www.beautyinsideout.us