Teen Fatherhood Prevention

While having children can be a wonderful and fulfilling experience for many parents, having children as a teenager can expose teen parents and the children born to teen parents to various risks including lower educational attainment, lower income over time, and more health problems throughout their lives.  By no means does having children as a teenager guarantee these young families will experience the aforementioned negative impacts, but we would like to encourage young people to delay having children until they are better prepared to rear their kids. Many programs have been developed specifically targeting teen girls.  We fully support those programs and plan to add a teen pregnancy prevention program that specifically targets boys.