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May 1, 2013 is the 12th annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
The purpose of National Day is to focus the attention of teens on the importance of avoiding too-early pregnancy and parenthood.
In April 2008, United Way announced a community first: a specific, measurable goal to reduce births to 15 to 17 year olds by 46% by 2015. In October 2012, public health officials announced that births among 15-17 year-olds in Milwaukee had declined for the fifth year in a row and were now at historic lows.
“Despite the progress, it is still the case that nearly 3 in 10 girls get pregnant by age 20 and that the U.S. still has the highest teen pregnancy rate among comparable countries. This suggests that we all need to continue helping teens postpone their families until they are older, through school, and in stable, committed relationships.” (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy)
Take StayTeen.org’s interactive online National Day Quiz which challenges you to think carefully about what you might do "in the moment" though a series of interactive scenarios.
Visit The National Campaign for teen and unplanned pregnancies website for more information on National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
SPREAD THE WORD PSA 2013
Please take a moment to view the 2nd Annual Public Service Announcement (PSAs) Campaign 'Spread the Word: #itstartswithYOUth' and VOTE for your favorite videos.
The topics this year are as follows:
- Teen Pregnancy
- STI's Treatable
- STI's Curable
- LGBTQ Awareness.
All of the Health & Life Skills staff worked with youth to create their concept, storyboard, hashtag and find a relevant statistic.
6 groups of youth also created Billboard campaigns, Brochures and PSAs on the topic of HPV. Please Vote directly on the site for your favorite in each category! The teens have been working with Media and Advertising mentors on an HPV Awareness Campaign and their hard work can be seen at It'sJust3HPV.org.