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Ginnie Graham: A little peer pressure can make a difference in reducing teen pregnancy

May 27, 2017

When youths took charge of the health department’s last monthly Teen Zone meeting, attendance more than doubled, and it was all sex talk.

The Youth Leadership Council of the Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy planned this particular event, from the advertising to the workshops. About 50 teens showed up, compared to the usual 10 to 12.

Of course, there was pizza and music. There were also sessions on what sexual consent means, how to obtain and use contraception, and what conflict in a healthy, nonviolent relationship looks like.

Read the full article from  Tulsa World HERE:


Sharla Owens: Oklahoma’s teen pregnancy rate is shocking, but we are doing something about it. 

May 26, 2017

While there is plenty of disheartening information about Oklahoma’s high teen birth rate, I believe the Tulsa community is sitting in a unique and positive position to make a significant impact in the lives of its teens.

Whether you are the parent of a teen or not, this is a social issue that impacts you. Besides costing taxpayers millions each year, early parenting prevents many of these teens from completing their education and successfully entering the workforce. Nationally, only about half of teen mothers earn a high school diploma by age 22, compared to 89 percent of women who did not give birth before age 18. Among teens who had a child before age 18, less than 2 percent finish college by age 30. Read the entire article from Tulsa World HERE.


 

Ginnie Graham: A little peer pressure can make a difference in reducing teen pregnancy

May 27, 2017

When youths took charge of the health department’s last monthly Teen Zone meeting, attendance more than doubled, and it was all sex talk.

The Youth Leadership Council of the Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy planned this particular event, from the advertising to the workshops. About 50 teens showed up, compared to the usual 10 to 12.

Of course, there was pizza and music. There were also sessions on what sexual consent means, how to obtain and use contraception, and what conflict in a healthy, nonviolent relationship looks like.

Watch the entire story On NBC KPVI HERE:

 

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Our luncheon event opened with a short video detailing teen pregnancy prevention efforts in Tulsa.

Watch the video HERE.

Forrest Alton

Keynote Speaker: Forrest Alton

Forrest Alton has been involved in youth development and teen pregnancy prevention efforts for more than 15 years including 10 as the CEO of the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Under Mr. Alton’s leadership, the South Carolina Campaign saw substantial growth in scope and reach resulting in the state of South Carolina experiencing a significant reduction in the state’s teen birth rate.

Recognized as a national leader in the field, he has authored numerous articles and publications on issues related to adolescent health and is a frequently requested speaker and trainer. In 2012, Mr. Alton guided an initial community needs analysis that led to the formation of the Tulsa Campaign. We are thrilled to welcome him back to Tulsa to celebrate and reflect on our progress.

 

Our event is sold out. Interested in attending? Call: 918.794.9073 to be placed on waiting list.

Parking information HERE

or make a donation HERE

Many thanks to our event sponsors:

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United States Beef Corporation

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Conner and Winters Attorneys and Counselors at Law

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Quik Trip

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

 

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Hardesty Family Foundation, Inc.

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Ernst & Young LLP

Ken and Janet Levit Family Foundation