Preventing Teen Pregnancy
Amplify Youth Development
is the teen pregnancy prevention arm of CareNet of DuPage. By equipping teens to make healthy decisions and encouraging parents to reinforce the message, Amplify helps teens remain abstinent, reducing teen pregnancy and abortion.
Our trained educators use interactive classroom activities to help teens discover the value of abstaining from sexual activity until marriage. Each lesson engages teens with medically-accurate facts and relatable, real-life stories that approach the concept of sexual wellness within the broader context of healthy relationships. We teach the Relationship Attachment Model (RAM) to build relationships that will last. Don’t touch unless you are both committed, don’t commit unless they are reliable, don’t rely until you know they are trustworthy and don’t trust them until you know them.
Amplify equips teens with skills to implement a decision to commit to abstinence until marriage. Resisting peer pressure, developing boundaries, and goal setting are all part of the curriculum. Amplify’s pregnancy prevention program is presented in both middle and high schools for 3 or 5 days as part of a health curriculum.
- Amplify is Effective
- Today's Sexual Culture
- The Outcome of Teenage Sexual Activity
- Effective Pregnancy Prevention Strategies
Health education meets character education. We explain how the decisions people make about sex influence their health throughout their lives.
"A lot of kids want to be abstinent, but they’ve been at the receiving end of a lot of advertising that scripts them to be sexually active at a very young age and with as many people as possible,” said Andrea Nelson, Director of Amplify. “We give students permission to rewrite the script of their lives so that the choices they make now will help them build the futures they want.”