Real Talk Has Positive Effect on Teens
RealTalk ATL, one of Future Foundation’s programs aimed at teens, is focused on making healthy choices. It sparks conversations regarding sex, love, dating, and relationships with thousands of youth in schools and community centers. Our innovative approach engages with activities, stories, facts, videos and games.
The program receives a grant from the Governor’s Office for Children and Families (GOCF) to provide education and prevention services for youth at risk in Fulton County. Based on a research report conducted for GOCF, RealTalk’s extended abstinence infused approach is working. Out of our 9 RealTalk sites, GOCF funding allowed Future Foundation to provide our full curriculum at two sites in Fulton County, delivering 64 curriculum lessons using the WAIT curriculum and 48 youth development activities.
The research showed statistically significant increases in the abstinence knowledge, STD information, peer culture and expectations, refusal skills, and intentions categories from Pre-Survey to Post-Survey (see table above).
We’re gratified that our efforts are making a difference, and are grateful to GOCF for providing the funding that makes our work possible.