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2015 Kids Count Report Shows Continued Decline in South Carolina Teen Birth Rate

July 24, 2015

This week, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its latest Kids Count report, positioning South Carolina in its highest ranking to date – moving from 45th to 42nd in the nation for child well being. Improvements in education, health, and family/community played a role in the state’s ranking. Of particular interest, the decline in the number of 15-19 year old teen births was the single greatest improvement among all indicators, from 51 per 1,000 in 2008 to 32 per 1,000 in 2013.
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South Carolina to Receive More than $18 Million for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Efforts

July 7, 2015

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) announced the recipients of their five-year (FY 2015 – FY 2019) teen pregnancy prevention grants.
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SC Campaign CEO Forrest Alton Releases a New Statement on Federal Budget

June 24, 2015

SC Campaign Releases a New Statement Regarding the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee Proposal to Eliminate Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding.
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Darlington County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Advocate Honored during SC Campaign’s Annual Conference

June 23, 2015

Darnell McPherson—Executive Director of Darlington County First Steps—was honored as the 2015 recipient of the Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional Award during the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s (SC Campaign) Summer Institute on June 11.
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SC Campaign CEO Forrest Alton Releases a Statement on Federal Budget

June 17, 2015

SC Campaign Releases a Statement Regarding the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee Proposal to Eliminate Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding
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SC Campaign Welcomes Lara Winburn as New Development Coordinator

June 17, 2015

The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) is pleased to welcome Lara Winburn to its staff as Development Coordinator. Prior to her start at the SC Campaign, she was the Development Director for Conservation Voters of South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Clemson University.
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Tameka Bell Receives Inaugural Suzan D. Boyd Excellence Award during SC Campaign’s Annual Conference

June 15, 2015

Tameka Bell — Accounting and Human Resource Specialist for the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign)—was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Suzan D. Boyd Excellence Award during the organization’s Summer Institute on June 11. Given in honor of Suzan D. Boyd, the award is the highest and most distinguished staff award given by the organization and acknowledges the extraordinary efforts of the recipient toward fulfilling the mission and goals of the SC Campaign while also exemplifying the characteristics of the award’s namesake.
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Nationally Recognized Family and Youth Advocate to Open Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference in Columbia June 10

June 5, 2015

Shane Salter, national advocate, educator, lecturer and public servant, will deliver the opening keynote address at the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s (SC Campaign) 16th Annual Summer Institute on Wednesday, June 10 at 12:00 PM at the Marriott Downtown
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SC Campaign Releases Statement Regarding Information Released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

May 19, 2015

In response to National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy's groundbreaking research, Forrest Alton, CEO of the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, releases the following statement.
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Celebrate Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month with the SC Campaign

May 6, 2015

May is nationally recognized as Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and in South Carolina there is much to celebrate.
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