Tuesday, November 28, 2017
This year marks the Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership’s 20th anniversary! When TPPP first convened, there were over 10,000 teen births in the state. The number is nearly half that today. Since 1997, TPPP has worked to create a strong coalition of over 50 private and public organizations, agencies, businesses, parents and community members in order to promote adolescent sexual health and teen pregnancy prevention across Missouri.
Despite the positive trend in teen pregnancies and teen births, there is still work to be done. Sexually transmitted infections continue to impact young people at disproportionate rates. In addition, TPPP’s work and many of the programs our members provide are threatened by a lack of funding as Federal and State budgets for sexual health education and public health shift or are eliminated.
Join us this #GivingTuesday as we say #ThanksTPPP with donations and messages in support of our mission. With your help, we will continue the significant declines in teen pregnancy and ensure future generations of young people have the information they need to make healthy choices.