High teen birth rates

Truth Hurts

1 in 4 teen moms will go on a welfare benefit program within the third year of their child’s life. Teen mothers are less likely to finish high school. Many of them have a much slimmer chance at completing any level of higher education. This can prevent them from attaining higher paying jobs resulting in unstable incomes to provide for their children.

*This is an example mural

of 1000 teens will experience a teen pregnancy



parishes mandate sex education in schools

of teens report having had sex



With your support, you are helping our organization in more ways than one. Not only are you helping raise awareness about this Driver of Poverty, but you are also contributing toward our programs focused on helping lift communities out of poverty. 


As a partner, you can help us by utilizing your network to raise awareness and provide institutional knowledge around this Driver. We invite you to join the coalition to change the narrative on Equal Pay by attending our Living Room Session or the mural unveiling event. At these events we will have opportunities for you to share your truth on this Driver. 

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