BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION!
Welcome to our Teen Pregnancy Prevention resource center. The Women’s Fund has endorsed the goal set by the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina to reduce teen pregnancies 30% by 2020. Forsyth County will only achieve this goal through a community wide effort that engages parents, our schools, community and faith-based organizations, health care providers and adolescents themselves. Therefore we have assembled this resource center to help each of these key stakeholder groups find the information and resources that they need to make a difference on this issue. Recognizing the need to engage multiple stakeholders in this issue, Women’s Fund members voted overwhelmingly to support a mini-grant program that will provide seed funding to organizations to start, implement or expand a teen pregnancy prevention program. Click here for more information about these grants.
If you have additional resources or programs that you believe should be included in the resource center please submit them to The Women's Fund Director, Sabrina Slade.
Hold your own Community Conversation about Teen Pregnancy
The Women's Fund is encouraging people to organize their own community conversations about teen pregnancy. The community conversations are designed to help people talk with their family and friends about the issues and topics raised our issue brief – Teen Pregnancy and Parenting: Community Concern, Community Solutions.
The goal is simply to raise awareness about this issue and encourage more people to become engaged as part of the solution in whatever way or ways feels comfortable to them.
Everything you need to know about holding a community conversation can be found in the Teen Pregnancy Community Conversation Guide.