May 2015: National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May 11, 2015  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

The APEL Health Services TLC at the World of Nations event May 3.

The APEL Health Services TLC at the World of Nations event May 3.

Teens Leaders from the 4Me Teen Health Project are out in force this month across Northeast Florida spreading the word about the BrdsNBz text line and sexual health information, in recognition of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

On the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, May 6th, and throughout the month of May, teens are encouraged to participate in local activities and are invited to visit StayTeen.org to participate in the online National Day Quiz, which challenges them to think carefully about what they might do “in the moment” through a series of interactive scenarios. Both the National Day and National Month are organized by the National Campaign to Prevention Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy to focus the attention of teens on the importance of avoiding too-early pregnancy and parenthood.

Locally, the Teen Leadership Councils at all nine sites are participating in the quiz and wearing their “National Day” pins, in addition to activities in the community:

  • The Florida Department of Health — Nassau County TLC was out at the Fernandina Beach Shrimp Festival handing out BrdsNBz cards and other information. The teens will also be at the Health Fair at Burney Park on May 16
  • The APEL Health Services TLC passed out BrdsNBz cards at the World of Nations event on May 3. The teens will also be at the Riverside Arts Market on May 30.
  • The JASMYN TLC displayed condom art at the organization’s Alternative Prom on May 8.
  • The Sanctuary on 8th Street TLC will be at the Riverside Arts Market on May 16th passing out BrdsNBz cards
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