Since 1993, over five million students nationwide have completed the Choosing the Best program and the impact is proven.
A 2022 analysis of data gathered in an earlier independent study demonstrated that students receiving the Choosing the Best curriculum had a statistically significant reduction in sexual initiation at both the shorter-term and long-term follow-up. Specifically, students were 25% less likely to begin having sex by the end of ninth grade and 12% less likely to begin having sex by the beginning of tenth grade, compared to control group students who did not receive the curriculum. And students who were taught the Choosing the Best curriculum were 1.5 times less likely to initiate sex than those in the control group who did not learn the curriculum. The initial randomized, controlled study, which was also peer-reviewed and published, involved 1,143 ninth grade students across six Georgia high schools. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact of the Choosing the Best curriculum on sexual activity.