Aban Aya Youth Project
The program was designed to be delivered as a classroom-based, school curriculum, but can be adapted to community-based settings. The program was evaluated in a classroom-based setting.
1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 8
Mountain View, CA 94040
Each grade-level program has its own webpage:
Aban Aya uses African teaching methods, including Nguzo Saba principles, storytelling, African/African American proverbs, African American History, and African American Literature.
Activities include group discussions, lectures, role play, video, games, homework, public service announcements, an anonymous question box, and, in 5th and 6th grade, quizzes.
- User's Guide
- Facilitator's Manual
- Fidelity toolkit
- Photocopy masters of student handbooks, posters, and other program materials for all four years of the intervention
- Local Evaluator Consultant Network Directory
- Evaluation instrument
- Prevention Minimum Evaluation Data Set Jr+ (PMEDS Jr+)
While a free sample curriculum is not available, providers may purchase an automatic digital download of the user's guide to review program components, core competencies for facilitators, and scientific evidence of effectiveness. If providers decide to purchase the program, the price of the download is deducted.
Flay et al. 2004
|The program was evaluated in a cluster randomized controlled trial involving 12 high-risk metropolitan schools in Chicago, IL. Each of the 12 schools in the study was randomly assigned to one of three groups: (1) a group that implemented the Aban Aya curriculum, (2) a group that implemented the Aban Aya curriculum plus additional school and community support programs, and (3) a control group that implemented a general health curriculum focused on nutrition, physical activity, and general health care.
The study found that at the time the program ended in the spring of eighth grade, boys participating in the intervention were significantly less likely to report having had recent sexual intercourse. The study found no statistically significant program impacts on sexual intercourse for girls.
The study also examined program impacts on measures of condom use. Findings for condom use were not considered for this review because they did not meet the review evidence standards. Specifically, findings were reported only for subgroups of youth defined by sexual activity at follow-up. In addition, the study examined program impacts on measures of violence, provoking behaviors, school delinquency, and substance use. Findings for these outcomes were not considered for the review because they fell outside the scope of the review.