Posted on October 12, 2015
The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey are pleased to announce grant awards to Robins’ Nest and FamCare in the amount of $95,451. Funding will support teen pregnancy prevention work that was begun in 2013.
Robins’ Nest conducts Project AIM in the seventh grade classes of Penns Grove Middle School. Project AIM is a group-level youth development intervention designed to reduce sexual risk behaviors among Salem County youth between the ages of 11-14 by providing the motivation to make safe choices. Upon completion of each 12-week session, students will host a closing program that will be open to the public. “Helping students envision their ‘future selves’ allows them to think about decisions they make and the impact it will have on their future,” stated Brenda Goins, executive director of the foundation.
FamCare will continue community outreach workshops to educate parents of tweens and teens on how to communicate around the topics of teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent health. “Are You Talkin’ to Me” workshops will be held at various locations around Salem County. The workshops are an interactive learning experience for parents to improve their family communication. “We listened to parents who requested help in improving their communication skills with their teens around this topic. It’s important that parents, as well as teens, be comfortable in having discussions around sensitive topics,” Brenda Goins, executive director of the foundation explained.
Brenda L. Goins
Salem Health & Wellness Foundation