The Weld County Abstinence Education Program began in 1998 as one of the first abstinence programs housed in a local health department to target teen pregnancy. By 2005 it had evolved into “WeldWAITS”, an abstinence centered program, that focused on providing a holistic approach to delaying sexual debut, reducing teen pregnancy and STIs, and teaching healthy relationship skills. Utilizing a community saturation model, the program reaches over 5,000 parents and teens (total encounters) per year through school and community presentations, large events, media, individualized counseling, and a peer mentoring program.