Making Proud Choices! (MPC) is an evidence-based sexual health curriculum designed to help teens understand behaviors that put them at risk for pregnancy, HIV and other STIs. The curriculum consists of eight one-hour classes.
According to the 2017 - 2019 data provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services, the 85301, 85302 and 85303 zip code areas have higher sexually transmitted infections (STI) and teen pregnancy rates than the state average. The STI and birth rates data speak of the need for prevention in the Glendale area.
GESD has worked in partnership with Touchstone Health Services to support adolescents. Touchstone Health Services will train selected GESD staff and purchase the required materials to successfully implement MPC.