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Aiken Youth Empowerment

The programs of Aiken Youth Empowerment (AYE) are research-based and proven to promote healthy decisions and relationships and prevent risk-taking behaviors such as sexual activity among youth.  For more information about our programs, contact our Community Educators at (803) 648-3456!

Our organization works hard to establish new partnerships and relationships with area schools, churches, and other youth-serving organizations to implement the various research-proven programs we offer. Each year, hundreds of children, youth, parents, and other caring adults benefit from our initiatives.


The Aiken County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Council (ACTPPC) was developed in 1994 as a 501(c)3 organization through a partnership among public institutions and private citizens within the community.  Later, the ACTPPC changed its name to Aiken Youth Empowerment (AYE) to decrease confusion about the types of community programming the agency offers.

In April 2012, AYE merged with Helping Hands, Inc., to broaden the scope of potential clients.

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Let's Talk Month

October is Let’s Talk Month

Let’s Talk Month is an opportunity for parents and children to learn to communicate in an open honest manner about sexuality and other sensitive issues. Such discussions can help young people delay sex and avoid unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Research shows that adolescents prefer their parents to be their sex educators. Moreover, teens often need more information, guidance, and open discussions with their families. 


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AYE Participants


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Real Care Infant Simulators area student participants

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 503
Aiken, SC 29802

Phone: (803) 648-3456
Fax: (803) 641-4161