Pregnant & Parentng Youth Campaign
Did you know?
In 2009, U.S. teen births accounted for 10.1 percent of all births and 21.4 percent of all non-marital births. The birth rate for U.S. teenagers (ages 15 through 19) increased in 2006 and 2007 after a steady decline since 1991. However, in 2008 and 2009 the teen birth rate dropped below the 2007 teen birth rate, reversing the two-year upward trend. Although the birth rate for U.S. teens has dropped in 16 of the last 18 years, it remains higher than the teenage birth rate of most industrialized nations, according to the Congressional Research Service report prepared for Members and Committees of Congress in February 2011.
About the Pregnant & Parentng Youth Campaign
ICAH believes that all pregnant and parenting youth (PPY) should be provided with the necessary support to achieve their educational goals. Using online networking and emergent digital technologies, these youth will share information and experiences regarding resources, policies and best practices that pertain to PPY (e.g., proper implementation of Title IX, adequate medical leave for expectant/parenting youth, and recommendations for curtailing the bullying unique to this group).
The PPY Campaign supports the Parenting and Pregnant Students Access to Education Act in the Illinois Accurate Sexual Education Bill, HB 3027, presently awaiting a vote in the state Senate. Through advocacy and education initiatives , the PPY campaign will help policymakers understand the bill and its impact on youths' lives and futured.
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For more information, contact Jessica Robinson, Community Engagement Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-427-4460 x224.