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LeAnna Benn, Dir. Teen-Aid - Sex Education Legislation in WA State


March 19, 2019

Matt interviews LeAnna Benn, the co-founder of Teen-Aid, Inc. and National Director since 1981. Teen-Aid is considered one of the best, most comprehensive abstinence programs in the nation. LeAnna has many years experience as a consultant to parents and educators in implementing abstinence education. She has trained hundreds of public school teachers and counselors on how to use the Teen-Aid program.

Mrs. Benn was a founder of National Association of Abstinence Educators, and was consultant on character education projects and several sex education books and programs including a sexuality program written for Concerned Women of America.

LeAnna directed two different 5 year research projects under a federal Department of Health and Human Services grant studying the effectiveness of Teen-Aid programs in reducing sexual activity. She was a grant reader during the Bush administrations and a consultant for Title XX during the Reagan administrations. In 2001, and 2004 she was awarded a grant from the 1996 Welfare Reform Act; Special Projects with Regional and National Significant, S.P.R.A.N.S then renamed Community Based Abstinence Education CBAE. Recipient in 2018 of a two year Title V Competitive Sexual Risk Avoidance Grant for Washington State.  For more information about Teen-aid & Mrs, Benn see:

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