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GENESISTER

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Pregnancy Prevention

GENESISTER is a pregnancy prevention program for the siblings of pregnant and parenting teens.

When compared to siblings of non-parenting teens, adolescent siblings of teen parents:

  • Are 2-6 times more likely to become pregnant.
  • Are more likely to be sexually active during early adolescence.
  • Tend to have lower educational aspirations and more problems at school - characteristics associated with increased risk of early sexual activity and pregnancy. 

GENESISTER (jen-a-sister) is a partner program to the award-winning GENESIS Program for pregnant and parenting teens. GENESISTER was developed in response to the high number of GENESIS siblings who become teen parents themselves.

Eligibility

To participate, youth must be:
  • Female.
  • The sibling of a pregnant or parenting teen (a.k.a. a teen aunt).
  • Between the ages of 11 and 17.
  • A resident of Boulder County.

For more information or to refer a teen, please call 303-678-6139.

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Program Services

  • Individualized case management for teens and their families.
  • Group-level intervention with evidence-based curricula for teens.
  • Pro-social groups that include positive peer functions such as sport- and art-based activities.
  • Service learning opportunities.
  • Educational and career advancement support activities.
  • Group- and individual-level support for parents of GENESISTER participants.

Program Goals

The goal of GENESISTER is to reduce births among the siblings of teen parents by:  

  • Delaying sexual initiation.
  • Increasing correct and consistent use of contraception among sexually active youth.
  • Reducing the age gap between partners.
  • Encouraging career and educational opportunities. 

Support for this program was provided by a matching grant through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships program.

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The GENESISTER program is also funded by grants from the Rose Community Foundation and the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation.

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Contacts

GENESISTER Program

Boulder: 303-413-7529
Longmont: 303-678-6139
En Español: 303-678-6151
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www.BoulderCountyGENESISTER.org

Boulder

3482 Broadway
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Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

Longmont

1030 Boston Ave.
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Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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