It's National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month!
The latest news on the teen pregnancy front has been incredibly positive. Since the early 1990s, teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United State have declined by 55% and 64% respectively and are now at record low levels. When teen pregnancy rates go down, opportunities go up. And that’s why we invite you to join us this May in supporting National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.
There are lots of ways to get involved regardless of how much time you have and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has a wealth of resources to get you started.
Whether you’re with a national organization, a community program serving young people, or a parent, there’s so much you can do to get involved this May.
- Level Up: An Epic Swiping Adventure: To take it to the next level in your relationship, you’re going to have to be prepared. Navigate through the different challenges and avoid making risky decisions!
- The National Day Quiz: The best time to figure out how to deal with risky situations is before you’re in the heat of the moment. Practice your skills and test your smarts with the National Day Quiz.
Discussion Guide (English | Spanish)
- A Get Involved Guide full of ideas that organizations and individuals can use.
- Sample press release, proclamation, and newsletter language.
- Tips for parents or other trusted adults to start a conversation with the young people in their lives.
Visit our Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month portal for the latest on what we have to offer.
Finally, mark your calendars and join our Twitter chat with our partner @Latism on Thursday, May 4th from 9-10pm ET. Follow along with #NTPPM and #Latism.
Jessica Sheets Pika is the Director, Communications and Editorial Content at The National Campaign. In that capacity, Jessica drives the communications strategy for the Campaign by curating, writing, and editing content; managing consultants and content contributors; and developing new activities and content areas for the organization. She is the organization’s editor and manages the creation and publication of all Campaign materials. In addition, Jessica manages the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy/Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, a national, digital call to action encouraging teens to think about how their lives might change if they were to become pregnant. Jessica also handles press initiatives, spearheads the design and creation of new National Campaign materials, and provides general communications and editorial guidance to all program areas of the Campaign.
Jessica joined The National Campaign in 2006 and has nearly 15 years of experience in the non-profit health care world. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Political Science from Wake Forest University and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, her adorable children, and their dog, Cora.