ADOLESCENT HEALTH & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

The Center for Black Women's Wellness envisions a community where teens are nurtured and provided opportunities to learn, develop life skills and grow to their full potential. The Center for Black Women's Wellness utilizes a multifaceted approach to reduce teenage pregnancies and HIV rates in the Atlanta community. Activities range from interactive workshops with youth and adults to clinical services.

Interactive Youth Workshops

Youth ages 12 to 17 years who reside in the target area receive information on HIV risks, healthy relationships, teen pregnancy prevention, abstinence, problem solving, and goal setting through an evidenced-based curriculum.

Teen Health Leadership Council (L.O.F.T.Y. Crew)

This group is comprised of youth ages 12 to 17 years who plan and implement projects to engage the community and promote positive community norms related to healthy decision making.

The L.O.F.T.Y. Crew (Looking Out for the Youth) is a group of teen leaders encouraging other teens to do the right thing, make healthy decisions and ultimately achieve success.