Faith Leaders

As a faith leader, you play a key role in South Carolina. Achieving reductions in teen pregnancy rates requires a sustained commitment and investment in young people. In order to accomplish this goal, please consider the following actions—

Provide an environment where sexuality, intimacy and relationships are discussed openly and honestly.

  • Provide age-appropriate and accurate information about sexuality, including its spiritual dimensions, from your particular faith tradition.
  • Model positive, healthy and joyful attitudes about human sexuality and relationships.
  • Provide a safe place where young people are free to discuss their concerns about love, sex and relationships.
  • Ensure young people are receiving consistent messages from all adults within their faith setting including pastors, youth ministers, other caring adults, etc.

Learn about the issue how teen pregnancy affects young people in your county.