Teen Pregnancy Prevention Work

What We Do

An organized effort to ensure local conversations and work around Teen Pregnancy Prevention are collaborative, strategic and impactful in nature.

Who We Serve

The work’s intended beneficiaries are teens, those aged 18-19, as well as some in the 15-17 year old range. The work is designed to support conversation and action among service providers who engage with this teenage population and/or their families.

Partnerships

Waco Foundation is in dialogue with a number of community partners interested in learning about and/or supporting teen pregnancy prevention including the United Way of Waco-McLennan County, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Waco ISD, etc.

Why Is This Important?

Only 38% of teens who become mothers before they turn 18 graduate from high school by age 22. Fewer than 2% will graduate from college.

Women who experience an unplanned pregnancy are 2x more likely to lack prenatal care.

Risk of infant mortality is 50% higher among teen mothers.

 

The ultimate goal is to reduce instances of teen pregnancy and in turn, improve quality of life outcomes (including reducing incidences of poverty) and opportunities for young adults.

How We Impact
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