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Carrera Programs Strategic Growth and Expansion Initiative

Children's Aid Society

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $875,380
  • Grant Period October 1, 2003–September 30, 2004
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides support to the Children’s Aid Society to implement a regional expansion strategy for the Carrera teen pregnancy prevention program – a long-term holistic approach to working with high-risk teens. Over the next four years, the strategy calls for establishment of five regional training centers. Each regional center will fully develop approximately seven replications of this proven teen pregnancy prevention model – both by strengthening the most promising of the approximately 50 Carrera-affiliated programs currently in operation and by nurturing new replications. The strategy also includes an ongoing evaluation of the model’s outcomes and impacts. The goal of this effort is to optimize the number of young people who participate in Carrera programs, thereby reducing the incidence of teen pregnancy in each urban setting where the program operates. For nearly ten years, the Mott Foundation has invested in bringing this model to a mature state of program development.