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For Middle School and High School Aged Youth:

EMPOWERR offers HIV and substance use prevention programs that are proven to work and endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control.  These programs are provided in partnership with community organizations such as the Department of Juvenile Justice, MUSC Northwoods Pediactric Clinic, and other youth serving agencies. Case management services are also available for participating youth and families.

Making Proud Choices:  

  • HIV prevention program emphasizing safer sex, including information about both abstinence and condoms
  • Eight culturally and age appropriate sessions, each lasting 60-90 minutes
  • Activities designed to build skills to delay sexual activity, to communicate with partners, and to use condoms
  • Medically accurate information regarding STD's, HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, condoms, and other birth control methods
  • Derived from the Be Proud! Be Responsible! Program, a CDC Best-Evidence Program
  • Created by:
    Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania
    John B. Jemmott III, Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania
    Konstance A. McCaffree, Ph.D, Widener University

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Sistas Informing Healing Living and Empowering (SiHLE):   

  • Community-based HIV prevention program
  • Tailored for use with African American young women
  • Sessions utilizing poetry and artwork of African American women, role plays,discussions, and demonstrating use of a condom
  • Health educator and peer educators (all trained African American females)
  • A CDC Best-Evidence Program
  • Created by Dr. Ralph DiClemente and Dr. Gina Wingood, Emory University

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Case Management Services: 

  • Transportation to group sessions and testing facilities
  • Referrals for mental health and substance use treatment
  • HIV testing and counseling referrals

Web-based Programs:

  • Please contact us for more information on how to access our online version of SIHLE! 


For Young Adults (ages 18-25)

EMPOWERR participates in numerous health fair and awareness events each year in the community and on college campuses. During these events EMPOWERR's focus is to:

  • Disseminate evidence based prevention information regarding HIV/AIDS, STI's, unplanned pregnancy, and substance abuse
  • Offer free HIV and STI testing in partnership with local service providers
  • Offer infornation and referrals to local services

EMPOWERR is active on several social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. See our Social Media section for more information.