Making Proud Choices! is a safer sex program for middle and high school youth. This program will give youth the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of STIs, HIV, and pregnancy by abstaining from sexual activity or using condoms if they chose to have sex. This program teaches self-responsibility, refusal skills, available contraceptive methods, and reproductive health and safety. The curriculum has 12 ½ hours of content divided into ten 75-minute modules. The Gaston County Health Department offers this program at several different locations including but not limited to; the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Gaston and Piedmont Community Charter.
Making Proud Choices branches out and also offers the curriculum to adolescents in out-of-home care, churches, as well as the Gaston County Jail-Juvenile Department.