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PROJECT ALPHA


Participants must have their parents fill out and sign a Consent Form.  The signed Consent Form must be handed in at the workshop. Click on the button below to download a copy of the Consent Form.
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation began collaboratively implementing Project Alpha in 1980. This collaborative project is designed to provide education, motivation and skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for teenage youth. Designed to provide current and accurate information about teen pregnancy prevention, Project Alpha consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions conducted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers.


Goals

The goals of Project Alpha are to:

1. Provoke conversation about teenage sex within the context of the visual and audible messages about sex communicated through various media.


2. Provide awareness about the issues of abuse within teenage relationships.


3. Provide awareness about options for safe sex ranging from abstinence to various forms of protections.


4. Provide awareness of sexually transmitted diseases.


5. Provide awareness of the costs associated with unplanned teenage pregnancy.


6. Provide awareness of the legal risks associated with underage sexual activity.

 

Workshop Approach

The workshop format is:

Gender-specific discussions to surface perspectives on a variety of topics followed by a co-ed discussion to highlight the similarities and differences between the perceptions of the two genders.

Interactive presentations about the topics covered led by subject matter experts.


Pre-Session and Post-Session surveys on perceptions and personal decision about having sex to assess the changes in attitude affected by the workshop.

Workshop Details
Saturday April 25
The Living Word Church
151 W. Marshall St.
Norristown, PA 19401


 Time Topic
 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
 9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Welcome, Introduction, Agenda Review & Ground Rules

9:05 AM - 9:15 AM

Pre-Session Survey

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Gender-specific Sexuality Discussion

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Group Sexuality Discussion

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

God’s View on Abstinence

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Legal Implications of Teenage Sex and Pregnancy

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Financial Implications of Teenage Sex and Pregnancy

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

LUNCH

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Sexual exploitation

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

HIV/AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Diseases

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Intimate Violence in Relationships

 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Post-Session Survey and Evaluation

 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Group Photo


Registration

This free event is targeted for youth between 14 and 18 years old.  Participants must have their parents fill out and sign a Consent Form.  The signed Consent Form must be handed in at the workshop. Click on the button below to download a copy of the Consent Form.

Download Parental Consent Form  

Registration is required to participate.  Click on the button below to register.  

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