2005-06 Recipient - Planned Parenthood

Amount Awarded: 
$ 40,000

Community Needs : Education, Family Support Services, Health Care

Project Title: 
Adelante Amigas

The mission of Adelante Amigos(as) is to provide, in a small group setting, a long-term youth development program integrating academic tutoring, mentoring, case management, college and career preparation, life skills education, family planning services and peer outreach. Five programs of Adelante Amigos(as) operate successfully in other areas of Santa Barbara County. All participants completed high school and 79% are attending college. The six-year program has been highly successful in preventing unintended pregnancy (100%), STIs (100%) and drug abuse (77%). Our gift funded this program for six at-risk girls from Carpinteria from 8th Grade through one-year post high school.

Planned Parenthood Adelamigos: four girls and their mentor