Peer program to prevent teen pregnancy and HIV/AIDS

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.The Princeton Center will establish HiTOPS programs in four federally funded Weed & Seed sites and four community and school-based sites in the Trenton area. HiTOPS (Health Interested Teens Own Program on Sexuality) is a nationally recognized health and development program. Peer educators (teams of high school seniors) are given comprehensive training in human sexuality and leadership skills in order to assist other young people understand their sexuality, avoid unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, and become more responsible community members. The educators are supported by three-member advisory teams that include at least one health professional. The grantee will create close linkages with the Henry J. Austin Health Center.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $248,919.00

Awarded on: 8/31/1994

Time frame: 9/1/1994 - 12/31/1996

Grant Number: 24127


Center for Supportive Schools, Inc.

911-913 Commons Way
Princeton, 08540-1531


Angela Spence DeGraff
Project Director