May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and the SC Campaign is calling special attention to the issue of teen pregnancy in South Carolina with several special events planned throughout the month.
May 1 - Legislative Day: To kick off the month, the SC Campaign will host a breakfast for legislators on May 1 in the Blatt Building from 8 to 10 a.m. During the breakfast, the SC Campaign will recognize three Legislators of the Year. Following the breakfast, the SC Campaign will accept proclamations from the House and Senate declaring May Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.
May 7 - 20th Anniversary Celebration:
SC Campaign’s main event, the 20th Anniversary Celebration
, will take place at the Columbia Museum of Art beginning at 7 p.m. The event commemorates two monumental achievements: 20 years of progress as well as a 47 percent decline in South Carolina’s teen birth rate since the agency’s inception.
May 12-16 - Teen Roadshow:
SC Campaign and Leading to Change
will hit the road for the annual Teen Roadshow to host about 10 events around the state for middle and high school students. Leading to Change staff will engage students in an interactive, music-filled session with information on general leadership and how to make healthy choices. During the Teen Roadshow, SC Campaign will promote its new website
for teens, their parents, and pregnant and parenting teens. The interactive, mobile-friendly site features resources about love, sex, and relationships and encourages teens and their parents to engage in conversations with one another on these topics. Teens can learn about abstinence, compare birth control options, find low-cost health centers near them, ask questions, and submit blogs. Visit www.NotRightNowSC.org