Community-Based Organizations

It Takes a Village

They say it takes a village to raise a child. As a community-based organization, you’re a crucial part of that village. In 2015, 40% of high school students in South Carolina reported having sex, and 59% of sexually active high school students used a condom at last sex.1

Teen mothers are less likely to finish high school and are more likely to live in poverty and rely on public assistance. If this alarms you, know that there is something you can do to change it!

What can you do?

To find resources in Spanish, visit PowerToDecide.org.

Learn more about how youth-serving organizations can support young people in making smarter decisions regarding their sexual health.


  1. Teen sexual behavior data: Data Source Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey.