National Prevent Teen Pregnancy Day
Today is National Prevent Teen Pregnancy day. We were joined in stidio this morning by Brittani Blackston with Tuscaloosa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. TCPTP has been in existence since 2000. The Campaign became incorporated and a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Agency in October 2002 with a to reduce teen pregnancy in Tuscaloosa County by 25% by 2015.
Brittani Blackston is TCPTP’s Executive Director. Mrs. Blackston is teaching in a different Tuscaloosa County high school every day of the week, about the
importance of teen pregnancy prevention and overall physical and emotional health and well being. Mrs. Blackston provides a vital resource for adolescent teens contemplating sexual activity through prevention education and awareness programs. Mrs. Blasckston uses evidence based research to create a series of lessons, to be taught in sequence, which are specifically geared for a teenagers learning level. Mrs. Blackston also teaches AIDS Awareness and STD Prevention at the Bridge once a month, as well as, other outreach programs.
Brittani encourages teens to visit stayteen.org and take the quiz that will challenge to think very carefully about what they may do in those “in the moment situations”.