Abstinence Education

Registered nurse Cate Jacob says the teen birth rate in Taylor County is rising. She says that's why she's teaching the new abstinence education program called A.C. Green's Game Plan.

"A.C. Green is a NBA basketball player known as the "Iron Man. We're using him as a role model because he is well-known for abstaining until he got married."

The program is designed to encourage students to set personal boundaries to abstain from pre-marital sex, which Jacob says helps them avoid negative consequences.

The class is one day a week for only eight weeks. The abstinence education program is funded by a $30,000 grant awarded by the Florida Department of Health.