Teen Pregnancy Prevention
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, founded in February 1996, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative supported almost entirely by private donations. Its mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing teen pregnancy. The Campaign's goal is to reduce the teen pregnancy rate by one-third between 1996 and 2005.
High rates of teen pregnancy burden not only teenagers but also their children, families, and communities, while imposing large costs on taxpayers as well. To reduce teenage pregnancy, the Campaign provides a national presence and leadership to raise awareness of the issue and to attract new voices and resources to the cause. It provides concrete assistance to those already working in the field. The Campaign also tries to ease the many disagreements that have plagued both national and local efforts to address this problem.