PEARLS for Teen Girls High Risk Intervention

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date:          7/1/2007
     Project End Date:          6/30/2010
     Original Award Amount:   $450,000
     Adjusted Award Amount: $403,129*

Project Goal Statement: The primary purpose of the PEARLS for Teen Girls High Risk Intervention Project is to create an effective and replicable community-based model for improving the health, wellness and safety of extremely high-risk, low-income, African American teen girls within a school setting.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc.
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Family Leadership Academy (Family Bridges Inc.)
  • Silver Spring Community Nursing Center
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Urban Community Development
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing
 Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Kevin Izard, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - June 2008
Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - June 2009
Project Progress Report Summary July 2009 - December 2009
Project Final Report Summary 

 Affiliated Web Pages:

Family Leadership Academy (Family Bridges Inc.)
PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc.
Silver Spring Community Nursing Center
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Urban Community Development
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing and Community Education – Welcome to Cynefin: A framework for learning and action in the face of complexity and chaos. Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing and Community Education. Western Kentucky University. October 2-4, 2008.
    • Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association – Evaluating Programs in Times of Complexity and Chaos. Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association. Denver, CO. November 6-8, 2008.
    • Presentation at the Annual Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals (WAVYVP) Conference – PEARLS for Teen Girls High Risk Intervention Project, 2010. Annual Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals (WAVYVP) Conference. Waukesha, WI. May 25-27, 2010.
    • Presentation at the Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing and Community Education – Methods and Issues in Doing Research in Community Settings: A Three Member Panel Presentation. Michigan State University. September 26-28, 2010.
  • Media
    • Radio interview on The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Lake Effect radio show. July 2009.

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
P: 414.955.8075 | E: ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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