2014 National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Activities

Click your state below to find out what’s happening in support of the 2014 National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.  Don’t see your event listed here? Send us the details and we’ll add it to the list below. Please make sure to include your name, organization, location, website, and a brief description of your event. Send your event descriptions to Mike Rosst at mrosst@thenc.org.

ARIZONA

Gila County, AZ: Gila County will be hosting a Teen Maze on the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Eighth and ninth grade students from throughout the county will be taking a field trip to attend this huge event where they will learn about the consequences of early sexual activity.

Phoenix, AZ: The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program at Touchstone Behavioral Health will be hosting their 3rd Annual Teen Time event. Teen Time is a health and wellness fair for teens and families. The event will take place on April 3rd from 1:00pm-5:00pm at at West Phoenix High School. Touchstone’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program will be promoting the National Day and will encourage youth to take the quiz on May 7th. 

Prescott, AZ: North Star Youth Partnership is kicking off Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month with their 15th Annual Teen Maze from April 23-25 in Prescott, AZ. Teen Maze is similar to a life-size game board featuring information on STDs, teen pregnancy, media influence, safe dates, date rape, legal rights of teens, substance abuse, and much more.  About 1,200 teens will attend and receive a bag featuring information about the National Day Quiz to carry through the Maze. They will also host their annual Celebration of Community & Youth Partnerships Breakfast on May 7th. The event will be attended by governmental officials, school personnel, youth, and community leaders. They will recognize and showcase their Teens Taking Action group and their community service projects, Girl Talk mentors, Peer Assistance & Leadership (PAL) leaders, and other program volunteers and teen pregnancy prevention advocates. They will also be announcing their 8th Annual Community Youth Advocate Award and their first annual Grant McKee Service and Leadership Scholarship. This new scholarship will be given each spring to a deserving member of the PAL program who exemplifies the giving spirit of Grant McKee, a former PAL member who was one of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell, AZ fire last June. In addition, their Youth Advisory Board in Phoenix, as well as several PAL groups, will be planning their own activities to promote the National Day Quiz and distribute National Day promotional items.  

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ALABAMA

Mobile, AL: ThinkTeen will host a “ThinkTeen Night” on May 7, 2014 at the Mobile Bay Bears baseball game. The event will launch a month of activities designed to encourage teens to have fun while understanding that there are real consequences to having sex.  They will have live broadcasts from two local radio stations asking young people to come to the game for a little fun. While at the game, they will ask teens to take “selfies” with their thumbs up to show that they “get it” and they are making the good decisions. Their Youth Leadership Team will lead the efforts in distributing ads and other information concerning sexual health issues.

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ALASKA

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ARKANSAS

Conway, AK: Conway Cradle Care  is hosting their 4th Teen Pregnancy Prevention Rally on Tuesday, May 6th from 4-5 PM at First Presbyterian Church at 2400 Prince Street in Conway. The rally will feature local organization booths, panel discussions with former teen moms and dads, information from The National Campaign, and food and refreshments for all attendees.

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CALIFORNIA

La Mirada, CA: Phantom Projects Theatre Group is premiering No Way to Treat a Lady on May 15th at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, CA. Based on true stories of teens and their daily struggles with today’s most difficult pressures, this show responsibly shatters the misconceptions of teen sex while creating a realistic portrayal of today’s youth. The show features an all-teen cast and a post-show discussion to engage teens (and the adults in their lives) in an open dialogue about these issues. There will be two showings on May 15th.  The 10 AM performance will be a field trip destination for 1,300 students, while the 7 PM performance is open to the public. All tickets are $7.00. For more information about the show, visit http://phantomprojects.com/lady.

Los Angeles, CA: The UMMA Community Clinic’s Wellness Center at Fremont High School will be hosting a National Day Teen Resource Fair on May 7th from 10am to 12pm. Their Student Health Leaders will be organizing the fair and encouraging other students to take the National Day Quiz.  They have invited many area organizations that provide summer jobs, summer college, and internship opportunities so that youth have more options and positive leadership opportunities.

San Bernardino County, CA: In support of the National Day, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health will issue a press release to local media outlets to raise awareness. Staff at four local public health clinics will be promoting the National Day Quiz to teens in the waiting rooms and will also use National Campaign materials to begin a dialogue about more effective LARC methods with their patients. They also plan to work with Title X outreach staff to promote the National Day Quiz to teens in the community.

San Diego, CA: On May 1st, San Diego's South Bay Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host their National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Annual Event titled "UChuze" (You choose). This hour-long lunchtime event takes place at a local high school and features an emcee who quizzes the audience on topics related to teen pregnancy, statistics on birth rates, and the social, economic, and relationship hardships related to teen pregnancy. The event features interactive resource booths organized by local health agencies and community organizations that promote pregnancy prevention.  The goal of the event is to educate and raise awareness of teen pregnancy prevention. Promotional materials encouraging teens to take the National Day Quiz will be distributed at the event and at local teen-friendly clinics. Operation Samahan's Youth 2 Youth Center is one local site that will dedicate computers all day to youth that want to take the quiz.

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CONNECTICUT

Ansonia, CT: In support of May as the National Month to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Connecticut Support Enforcement Services (SES) will launch its itacs Program (Informing Teens about Child Support) at Ansonia High School on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The itacs Program is designed to raise high school students’ awareness about the legal and financial responsibilities of parenting. The program uses a True or False quiz format to engage students and covers issues such as the importance of paternity, legal and financial responsibilities of parents, how the court system can get involved, parenting realities, and their agency’s role and the services they provide.  The program at Ansonia Public High School will be delivered to over 140 students in seven classes throughout the day by the SES High School Outreach Team.  For more information contact Program Manager Zarin Kapur at Zarin.kapur@jud.ct.gov

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COLORADO

Boulder, CO: The Boulder Valley Women's Health Center’s high school peer education group will be creating and distributing t-shirts for the National Day and will be conducting peer education events and a “condom zap” where they distribute safer sex kits on May 7th.

Eagle County, CO: The Alpine Arts Center and the Red Ribbon Project of Eagle County are hosting a Cocktails and Canvas event in honor of the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. This fun evening for adults includes professional art instruction for all participants as they paint and enjoy cocktails and conversation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Red Ribbon Project—a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote healthier lives by empowering their community to reduce teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and other STIs—and will help promote teenage pregnancy prevention.

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DELAWARE

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FLORIDA

Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. John Counties, FL: Participants from the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition's Teen Health Project Teen Leadership Councils from throughout the region will be wearing their National Day pins and promoting the National Day Quiz among their friends. In addition, they are holding a “What Teen Pregnancy Prevention Means To Me” video/photo contest for Council members to help raise awareness in the community.  The contest winners will be announced on the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Duval County, FL: On May 7th, the Abstinence Education Program team from Florida Department of Health in Duval County will facilitate "Consequences of Sex: Unintended Pregnancy” discussions at Fort Caroline Middle School. Three different sessions (6th, 7th and 8th grades) will be held throughout the day, and current statistics on teen pregnancy will be provided to all participants. Students will also take the National Day Quiz in class and discuss the results. The team is also hoping to have a teen pregnancy prevention knowledge test where teams will compete against one another.

Manatee County, FL: The Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County plans to collaborate with the Manatee Youth Commission to issue local and county proclamations recognizing the May as Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Sexual Health Awareness Month for Manatee County. They will also be working with their members to place Letters to the Editor with local news outlets about how local teens are faring, focusing specifically on how the decrease in the compulsory school age could affect local pregnancy rates. The are also planning to host an event in May to bring community leaders, parents, and the public at large together to raise further awareness and are working on a venue where young people will be able to participate in the National Day Quiz.

Okeechobee County, FL: The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force of Okeechobee County in the collaboration with the Florida Department of Health local office plans to issue local and county proclamations recognizing May 7th as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day, and the month of May as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. They will also be placing informational articles on the local teen pregnancy issue and resources for both parents and teens, and issuing a press release promoting the National Day Quiz with the local news outlets.

Orlando, FL: Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando and TeenRise! are observing Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month with an event on May 31st  from 12PM-3PM at Magic Mall.  The event will include giveaways, games, music, resources, and a dance performance choreographed by “Deja” from Nu Look School of Performing Arts.

Polk, Hardee, and Highlands Counties, FL: In Polk County, The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance is hosting its annual Teen Summit at Polk State College in Lakeland. Participants will attend breakout sessions addressing issues such as teen pregnancy prevention and other related topics. The event is free and open to all teens who reside in the Polk Community age 10-19.  In Highlands and Hardee Counties, teens are gearing up for their 8th grade teen panels where they will receive education from community partners about risky behavior.

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GEORGIA

Gordon County, GA: Family Connection of Gordon County appeared on two local radio stations to discuss the National Day and local teen pregnancy statistics.  In addition, they distributed posters, bookmarks, and wallet cards encouraging teens to take the National Day Quiz at various sites in their community, including their library and schools.

Statewide, Georgia: Throughout National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP) will host statewide projects and activities to help build awareness around teen pregnancy prevention issues in Georgia.  GCAPP will capture “Youth & Adult voices” with photos to highlight thoughts and feelings towards what is needed to prevent teen pregnancy and promote health among teenagers.  GCAPP’s PEER UP peer educators will create a video capturing “young adult voices” on teen pregnancy prevention on college campuses.  Additional projects for National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month through GCAPP include Richmond County’s Youth Leadership Council (YLC) which will participate in MayFest 2014 and will include a health and wellness component.  The YLC will also partner with Georgia Regents University to discuss adolescent health issues and concerns with adults and teens. 

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HAWAII

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IDAHO

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ILLINOIS

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INDIANA

Crawfordsville, IN: Crawfordsville High School is hosting a parent summit on May 7 in support of the National Day. The program,“Talk2Protect” will be presented in conjunction with HCET (Health Care Education & Training).  Parents, youth workers, and health care professionals are invited to this free program to learn more about HPV, pregnancy prevention, social media, and healthy relationships. Nurses can earn CEUs, and there will be a free meal and door prizes.

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IOWA

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KANSAS

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KENTUCKY

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LOUISIANA

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MAINE

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MARYLAND

Baltimore, MD: The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI) at the Baltimore City Health Department kicked off Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month with a community-wide health fair on April 26 with community partner Benjamin Franklin High School. The TPPI Youth Advisory Council (YAC) engaged and educated hundreds of adolescents and parents about family planning and the Know What U Want, U Choose campaign through interactive games and a peer-led workshops. This Baltimore City campaign educates and empowers adolescents and young adults to plan for their future and make healthy sexual decisions. The knowwhatuwant.org teen-friendly website provides up-to date information on all contraceptive methods and links to services in the community. A press release launching their updated website and long-acting, reversible contraceptive (LARC) video will be release on May 28th. Other outreach activities include kick-off events at Renaissance Academy on May 19th providing information on pregnancy prevention and future planning to 200 high school students and health fairs at Collington Square Elementary/Middle School and Dream Girls Community Baby Shower. 

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MASSACHUSETTS

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MICHIGAN

Detroit, MI: In honor of The National Day To Prevent Teen Pregnancy, The Yuinon Inc.’s S.W.A.G. (Students With Awareness & Goals) program will be hosting a family movie night featuring a special screening of "The Pregnancy Pact.”  Based on a true story, this 2008 film centers on the media circus surrounding teenagers in Gloucester, Massachusetts that decided to get pregnant at the same time.  After the movie, the group will engage the audience in a discussion about teen pregnancy and try to come up with some practical solutions on a local level.  There will be free food and beverages, as well as information and resources to assist every parent and youth in attendance.  The event will be held on Friday, May 2nd at 111 E Kirby St., Detroit MI, 48202 from 6:30pm-9:00pm.

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MINNESOTA

Robbinsdale, MN: The Annex Teen Clinic will be holding birth control information sessions from 1-4 PM, and giving out free safer sex kits to attendees. They are also hosting a Safer Sex and Wellness Carnival at Brooklyn Center High School from 11 AM-3 PM.

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MISSISSIPPI

Statewide, MS: Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi has reported a number of great activities happening in Mississippi in observance of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and the National Day.  Governor Phil Bryant will issue a proclamation recognizing May as Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.  The Governor’s Youth Council  and teens statewide participated in the National Day Thunderclap campaign and National Day Quiz. In addition, information from The National Campaign was posted on the group’s Facebook, Twitter, and group chat pages.  On May 10th, a number of local organizations have organized the 7th Annual Saving our Sisters/Brother 2 Brother Summit at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum for teens and their families. The Mississippi State Department of Health’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force meeting will be held on May 15th at the Department of Human Services, with guest speakers from the MS Department of Education discussing the Abstinence Only and Abstinence Plus sex education curriculums. In addition, the Mississippi Center for Health Policy will release a special brief on the implementation progress of the Sex Education Law in the 152 school districts.  The Governor’s Youth Council is also planning a Youth Leadership Institute covering issues such as leadership and team building,and several activities and trainings sponsored by the subgrantees of the PREP and Abstinence grants will take place throughout the state.  The State and Local Action Subcommittee: Faith-Based Advisory Committee will sponsor a community service Clean Day project in honor of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in a local community,and they will partner with the Youth and Youth Leaders Advisory Committee to implement the service project.

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MISSOURI

Rolla, MO: The Community Partnership will be promoting their #BeTheException campaign, which will highlight teen pregnancy statistics and encourage all teens to "be the exception" against teen pregnancy. On May 7th they will host an open community conversation about teen pregnancy prevention services, and the impact of teen pregnancy on education, the economy, and social systems.

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MONTANA

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NEBRASKA

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NEVADA

Las Vegas, NV: On May 7th, the Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition (SNTPPC) and community partners will host their second annual family bowling event at a local bowling center. They will offer resources and information, a question booth for teens, a computer station where teens can take the National Day Quiz, a photo booth, and goody bags and prizes for attendees. Everything is free for all attendees, including food and refreshments.

Las Vegas, NV: The Teen Advocates for Pregnancy Prevention (TAPP) Youth Council of the Southern Nevada Health District  is holding an event called Teen City Affair: Block Party. The purpose of the event is to promote sexual health awareness in a fun learning environment and educate teens on how to make responsible sexual health decisions by either choosing abstinence or practicing safer sex. In addition, this event serves as a platform to ensure youth have access to sexual health and family planning resources to prevent unplanned pregnancies and reduce the rate of STDs and HIV/AIDS.  The event will take place on May 9th from 3-7 PM at Freedom Park.It will feature live music, food, raffles, and various games and activities.  There will be Speakers' Corners where people living with STDs, HIV/AIDS, and those who experienced teen pregnancy will share their stories.  Educational materials will be available at the event and community partners will share information about local resources and services.  In addition, teens will have the opportunity to make family planning appointments for birth control.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

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NEW JERSEY

Atlantic County, NJ: Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative is recognizing Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month with several events in South Jersey. On May 7th and 9th, they will visit two schools in Atlantic County to speak about the importance of pregnancy prevention and avoiding repeat pregnancies, as well as other sexual health issues. Activities will range from creating teen pregnancy prevention ads to providing access to information at tables during lunch. They will also present to 100 teens at the Youth Advocate Program with an activity showing the importance of pregnancy prevention.

Morristown, NJ: Planned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey is hosting their annual Teen Conference on May 7th. This year’s theme, #CreateChange, continues their tradition of promoting teen health, leadership, empowerment, and connecting teens to community resources. Hundreds of teens will gather for a fun and exciting day of learning about safer sex, healthy relationships, becoming an advocate, using social media to get important health information, and learning about the resources available from dozens of community organizations. Students involved in Teen Outreach projects will facilitate peer-led workshops.

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NEW MEXICO

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NEW YORK

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NORTH CAROLINA

Alamance County, NC: The Alamance County Health Department is putting on an "Our Community, Our Health, Our Future” event in the Graham Middle School cafeteria from 4-7 PM on May 7th in observance of the National Day. The event is for 11- to 18-year-olds and their parents to talk about preventing teen pregnancy and underage drinking, as well as promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyles. There will be entertainment and games, and the Alamance Barber Institute will give free haircuts.

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NORTH DAKOTA

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OHIO

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OKLAHOMA

Altus and Elk City, OK: A representative from the Jackson County Health Department will be visiting local schools and having all students in Family Life & Consumer Sciences classes take the quiz. They will also set up a table during lunch and encourage other students to take the quiz.

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OREGON

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PENNSYLVANIA

Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, VA: The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Healthy Community Council’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Action Team will promote the National Day in five high schools on May 7th.  During lunch, students will be invited to take the National Day Quiz on their cell phones, and there will be a bean bag toss game in which students will be asked multiple choice questions related to the National Day Quiz and teen pregnancy prevention. Also, a board featuring pictures of celebrities and social media will be set up that asks the students "How Has the Media Changed the Way We Date?" Students will be given slips of paper that look like iPhones to write their opinions and post on the board.

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RHODE ISLAND

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SOUTH CAROLINA

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SOUTH DAKOTA

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TENNESSEE

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TEXAS

El Paso, TX: The El Paso Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host a series of Stay Teen activities throughout the El Paso, TX area in support of the National Day.  They are planning a Stay Teen Writing, Art, and Video Contest that will encourage middle and high school youth to share teen pregnancy prevention messages, and explain why it is important to Stay Teen and enjoy their youth. El Paso Public Libraries will offer a series of five Stay Teen Hang Out events where teens will learn how to enjoy life as a teen by having healthy relationships and keeping the line of communication open with their parents.

San Antonio, TX: Project WORTH is hosting a National Day press conference on May 7th to include elected officials, community partners, parents, and teens. The event will include youth sharing their vision of a San Antonio that has reached its goal of reducing the local teen birth rate by 25% by the year 2020. The event will also highlight the San Antonio Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative initiatives to include promoting the National Day Quiz.     

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UTAH

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VERMONT

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VIRGINIA

Chesterfield, VA: Chesterfield County Health Department’s School Health Services program is promoting Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in eleven high schools throughout the county during April and May.  Approximately 18,000 high school students will have the opportunity to receive temporary tattoos, stickers, and pencils that contain teen pregnancy prevention messages. Public Health Nurses will utilize displays at their event to promote abstinence awareness and to encourage teens to take the National Day Quiz throughout May.  Students will also have the opportunity to connect with the Public Health Nurse on-site during and after the event to receive health counseling on various topics, including abstinence, contraception, STIs, teen pregnancy, safe dating, and more.  As individual needs are identified, the Public Health Nurses will be able to link teens to necessary services that are offered through the health department and other resources in the community.

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WASHINGTON

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WEST VIRGINIA

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WISCONSIN

Milwaukee, WI: Don & Sallie Davis Boys & Girls Club is hosting their 3rd Annual Public Service Announcement Premiere Event on May 6th at the UWM Union Theater. They will showcase their new teen pregnancy prevention PSAs, which were created by youth from local Boys & Girls Club sites.

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WYOMING

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