What We Do
The GrantWest Enterprises team is trained in a variety of evidence-based interventions.  
A brief synopsis of these curricula follows:
Making Proud Choices
Developer(s)
Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., and John B. Jemmott III, Ph.D.
 
Program Summary
Making Proud Choices! A Safer Sex Approach to STDs, Teen Pregnancy, and HIV prevention program is designed to provide young adolescents with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV and pregnancy by abstaining from sex or using condoms if they choose to have sex. The curriculum consists of eight modules delivered by trained facilitators to young adolescents. The curriculum covers eight hours of contact time.  Participants will need to plan 10 hours of contact time with facilitators.  Incentives are given for participation.
 
Target Population
The curriculum is designed for middle-school youth. It was evaluated with African American 11-13 year-olds in urban areas. The developer has suggested that the program can be used with older youth and with both same-sex or male and female groups.
 
Making Proud Choices can be offered in any of the following settings:
  • In school/classroom-based
  • After school
  • Middle School
  • Community Center
  • Community-based organization

Project AIM 
Developer(s)
Leslie Clark, Ph.D., Steve Nagy, Ph.D., and Kim Miller, Ph.D.

Program Summary
Project AIM is a group-level youth development intervention designed to reduce sexual risk behaviors among youth ages 11-14 by providing them with the motivation to make safe choices and to address deeper barriers to sexual risk prevention (e.g., hopelessness, poverty, risk opportunities in low-income environments). The program consists of 12 fifty-minute sessions typically delivered in-school or in community based settings twice a week over six weeks.

Target Population
Project AIM is designed for disadvantaged youth who are 11-14 years old. The program was evaluated and found to be effective with African American middle school students in Birmingham, Alabama.

Project AIM can be implemented in any of the settings listed below:
  • In school/classroom-based
  • Middle School
  • Community-based organization



"I would recommend the AIM Program to any educator wanting to ensure their students receive an informative and detailed course to prepare our future leaders of tomorrow. The AIM Program is a great incentive for our pupils at Charles Henry Terrell Academy."

Kimberly Baxter-Lee, M.Ed.
Administrator

SIHLE 

Developer(s)
DiClemente RJ, Wingood GM, Harrington KF, Lang DL, Davies SL, Hook EW 3rd, Oh MK, Crosby RA, Hertzberg VS, Gordon AB, Hardin JW, Parker S, Robillard A. 

Program Summary
A group level intervention, SIHLE is a peer-led, social-skills training intervention aimed at reducing HIV sexual risk behavior among sexually active, African American teenage females, ages 14-18. An adaptation of the SISTA intervention, SIHLE emphasizes ethnic and gender pride, and enhances awareness of HIV risk reduction strategies such as abstaining from sex, using condoms consistently, and having fewer sex partners. It consists of four 3-hour sessions, delivered by two peer facilitators (ages 18-21) and one adult facilitator in a community-based setting.

Target Population
[SiHLE] The sessions are designed for 10-12 African American teenage females. The sessions are gender-specific, culturally relevant and include behavioral skills practice, group discussions, lectures, role-playing, and take-home exercises.  SIHLE targets sexually experienced, African American teenage girls (ages 14-18) who are at risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV/STIs. 

SIHLE can be implemented in the following setting(s):
Community-based settings only.  Not intended for school-based settings or during school hours.
FOCUS 
Developer(s)
Cherrie Boyer, Ph.D., Mary-Ann Shafer, M.D., and Richard Shaffer, Ph.D.

Curriculum Objectives
The goal of this program is to provide a curriculum-based intervention to educate young people on issues such as responsible behavior, relationships, pregnancy and STD prevention and to promote healthy behavior and responsible decision making in the lives of young women.

Curriculum Sessions
FOCUS is an eight-hour intervention consisting of four 2-hour sessions. The sessions are broken down into a varying number of discrete modules. Although there are interactive activities (e.g., role-play exercises, visualizations, etc.), the modules are constructed primarily around the PowerPoint slide sets, accompanied by lecture and augmented with discussion and other activities.

Target Population
The suggested target population is youth who are at least 17 years old. 

FOCUS can be implemented in the following setting(s):
FOCUS is suitable for use in group or class settings in clinics, community-based organizations, or schools/colleges. It should be noted, however, that the subject matter is mature and in some cases quite graphic in nature, and may not be appropriate for participants under the age of 16.