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: 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 &
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