4-H Teens Getting Involved for the Future (T.G.I.F.)
4-H TGIF is a community & school-based abstinence-only education program funded by the Alabama Department of Public Health: Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program in the Bureau of Family Health Services through the Family and Youth. TGIF is currently in 18 Alabama counties and 103 schools and community organizations.
TGIF Teen Leaders—Exemplary teens in their junior and/or senior year of high school apply for the opportunity to become a Teen Leader. The chosen Teen Leaders then complete Teen Leader training before putting their new skills and knowledge to work in a classroom. Teen Leaders take the lead in delivering abstinence education programming to the 6th grade participants.
Managing Pressures Before Marriage This is the primary curriculum for TGIF and is delivered by the chosen Teen Leaders to 6th grade students. The emphasis is to help young people develop skills to resist sexual involvement. The Teen Leaders serve as excellent teen peer mentors!
Relationship Smarts + This program is tailored for 7th & 8th graders and consists of five-six lessons to help young people learn skills needed to make smart relationship choices for now, and in the future. The program is delivered by a trained 4-H facilitator.
Bridging the Great Divide A program for parents that is led by a trained adult facilitator, this program runs 6 sessions and focuses on building healthy relationships with teen children. The program provides tools for parents of teens to establish effective communication about healthy relationships, including sensitive topics.