CVSS’ 4D’s-Proud Responsible Program (Discovery, Development, Decisions & Determination) is a community and school-based project designed to serve youth that is the most high-risk or vulnerable for pregnancies. The program targets participants with the greatest need, ages 11-18, grades 6th -12th, residing in areas with high teen birth rates located in the cities of Arlington, Fort Worth, Mansfield, and Grand Prairie, within Tarrant County, in the state of Texas. The program incorporates strategies that include problem-solving, and critical thinking, and lays the foundation to motivate youth to explore and examine consequences and become accountable for their actions.
These strategies focus on helping students build critical social, emotional, and academic skills necessary to succeed in school, career, and life. CVSS seeks to create empowerment within the youth, enabling them to succeed regardless of their surroundings or environmental situations.
The curriculum consists of abstinence education, adolescent development, financial literacy, educational & career success, healthy life skills building, and abstinence & contraception practices for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS.
Through the implementation of the 4D’s-Proud Responsible Program, each youth will experience a learn-apply environment that reflects a core value that supports the learning and acquisition of skills, while improving decision-making attitudes and motivation regardless of conditions and socioeconomic background.