The Alliance is one of only 9 organizations across the country awarded a $1.1 million grant to support its Youth First initiative in Springfield and Holyoke. The grant is an initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test the effectiveness of community-wide approaches to reducing teen pregnancy. The goal of Youth First is to reduce teen births by 10% over 5 years in Holyoke and Springfield.
We believe in safe, healthy, and intersectional approaches in the work that we do with organizations, providers, legislators, communities, and young people. Learn more about the Alliance's initiatives.
Presentation on Youth First Year 2 Successes
February 28, 2013
Click here to download our presentation on successes from Year 2 (2011-2012) of the Youth First initiative in Holyoke and Springfield.
Putting Youth First
October 18, 2012
The Partners in Prevention project assists nonprofit organizations, family planning agencies, community coalitions, and schools to select, implement, and evaluate science-based approaches to teen pregnancy prevention. The Alliance also facilitates opportunities for collaboration among stakeholders to find community solutions to the challenge of teen pregnancy.