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Graphic with text empower youth to make healthy decisions and National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

May is almost here! This year, the APP Program will promote the theme of “Empowering Youth to Make Healthy Decisions” to highlight holistic approaches to preparing youth for the future. Get involved and raise teen pregnancy prevention awareness this month.

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Exciting news for APP Grantees! The new appropriations bill passed by Congress included a two-year extension for FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. The increases and grant program extensions in this bill enable FYSB to complete its mission-critical work of supporting the organizations and communities that work every day to put an end to youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, and domestic violence. Get the key highlights in this blog post.

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The 2018 Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Grantee Conference, 2018 Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Conference Strengthening Communities: Promoting Resiliency in Youth and Families, will provide on-site training, technical assistance, and networking for grantees. The conference will include keynote speakers, workshops, grantee poster presentations, roundtable sessions, exhibitors, and grantee networking opportunities.

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FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program’s work was featured in a special supplement issue of the American Journal of Public Health published online on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. Review the supplement to learn more about research and strategies focused on reducing adolescent pregnancy among vulnerable youth. You will find numerous articles and insightful editorials developed by APP grantees like yourself. 

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Vulnerable Youth Remain at Greatest Risk for Teen Pregnancy

Youth in foster care are 2x more likely to become pregnant by age 19 than other youth.
Hispanic and black teen girls are about 2-3 time more likely to give birth than white teen girls
Lesbian and bisexual teens have 2x the risk of unintended pregnancy than their heterosexual peers.
430,000 youth in 2014 were served by Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program grantees

You can help  Prep Teens for the Future

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