An Abstinence education program is offered at Our Youth, Inc. during the summer in collaboration with Professional Counseling Resources. The program has approx. 30 students ages 13 to 17. It encourages teens to delay the onset of sexual activity. The abstinence program had a huge impact in reducing teens’ high-risk behaviors, including sexual activity, smoking, and alcohol and drug use.
Students who participate in the OYI abstinence program are significantly less likely than their peers to engage in any of these high-risk behaviors.