Teen ACTION (Achieving Change Together in Our Neighborhood) is an after-school program developed by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development in partnership with the Center for Economic Opportunity. The program, targeting teens in grades 7–10 in high-risk neighborhoods across New York City, aims to reduce teen pregnancy and other risky behaviors, cultivate civic engagement, and develop life and critical thinking skills. This report summarizes findings from a qualitative evaluation of Teen ACTION’s effectiveness. The research team interviewed teens, program administrators, and staff at seven sites and conducted focus groups with participants.
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