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National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, May 31, 2018 (All day)

Empower Youth to Make Healthy Decisions

May is here at last! Throughout the entire month of May, the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (APP) is bringing awareness to the prevention of teen pregnancies. Each year, we highlight the historic declines in U.S. teen pregnancy rates, provide support and resources to our grantees, educate the public, and support our nation’s youth in the development of healthy life skills and future success. In observance of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, join us in bringing awareness and action to these important issues.

This year, the APP Program will promote the theme of “EmpowerYouth to Make Healthy Decisions” to highlight holistic approaches to preparing youth for the future. We will also address the overlap of sexual activity with other risky behaviors, thereby empowering youth to make better informed and healthy decisions.

The Exchange is Your Hub for TPP Month Activities

Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Month is the perfect time to harness all the great resources and tools The Exchange has to offer! Haven’t heard of it? The Exchange provides an interactive activation platform for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program grantees, partners, and stakeholders to learn, connect, and create materials to increase the visibility and impact of their efforts to prevent pregnancy among vulnerable youth.

5 Ways to Use The Exchange this Month

  1. Create an account! If you haven’t registered yet, now is the time. You must be your grant’s primary contact to register. Once the primary contact signs up, they can add other staff and sub-grantees. An account gets you exclusive access to resources like the Studio Tool and Social Media Toolkit. Have a question about registration? Email apptta@rti.org.   

  2. Customize and add your logo to promotional materials, including web badges, tip sheets, and infographics that have already been fact-checked and approved by FYSB. Try out our award-winning Studio Tool

  3. Get tips and tools for ramping up your social media. Use our Social Media Toolkit to take your social media efforts to the next level and address common challenges, like securing community buy-in or recruiting and retaining teens.

  4. View and share our latest resources, including a tip sheet on opioids and adolescent health, a webinar on adolescent suicide prevention, and an infographic on sex trafficking. Find our entire resource library here.

  5. Share your TPP Month activities! Coming soon: a wall and newsfeed where you can share highlights from the events and activities in YOUR community. Stay tuned for a future e-blast!

Save the Date!

FYSB will host a TPP Month webinar on May 17th. Additional details to follow.

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