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Adult Identity Mentoring (Project AIM)

Program Overview


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.


Program Setting

Project AIM is designed to be implemented with groups of youth in-school or in a community-based setting. The program's evaluation was set in middle school health education classrooms in Bessemer, Alabama.


Contact and Availability Information

For curriculum, materials, and pricing information, please contact:

AIM Service Center
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Adolescent Medicine
5000 Sunset Blvd, 7th floor Los Angeles, CA 90027
Ph: 323-361-3163

For training and support, please contact:

AIM Service Center
Children's Hospital
5000 Sunset Blvd., 7th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-361-3126

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Yes

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: No

Languages available: English and Spanish