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Support teen health right now!

Your gift helps promote sex ed, access to healthcare, and support services for young people.

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It's a critical moment for teen health!

Communities often have a hard time talking about sex - but the reality is that they can't afford not to. We have made tremendous progress on teen health, reducing teen pregnancy rates by more than 75%. There's so much more on our to-do list, though.

Your gift will help us tackle some critical public health issues, like record high STI rates, while working to make sure that every teen can get access to the information, healthcare, and support they need to grow up healthy.

The good news is that there are smart, proven best practices to support young people's sexual health in age-appropriate ways, and our results are very real. In just one year, we provided training and technical assistance to more than 1,300 adults who work with young people. Those adults, in turn, created a better environment for literally hundreds of thousands of young people. For example:

  • When we trained 204 clinic staff on teen-friendly practices, they provided 7,641 young people with better services.
  • When we taught 519 school personnel to be allies to LGBTQ+ youth, they created safer schools for 287,534 students.
  • When we coached 48 foster care and juvenile detention professionals on how to provide trauma-informed information, they supported 343 of our most vulnerable young people.

How We Put Your Gift to Work

SHIFT NC works with communities to help young people grow up healthy. We do this by focusing on key strategic priorities:

  • Promoting high quality, effective sex education;
  • Helping healthcare providers become teen-friendly and promoting healthcare access;
  • Creating safe, supportive, and affirming spaces for LGBTQ youth;
  • Thoughtfully addressing the needs of our most vulnerable youth by helping professionals address trauma; and
  • Helping parents and communities have more productive conversations about sexual health.

When you give to SHIFT NC, you are supporting North Carolina young people by helping the adults in their lives address a critical part of overall health: their sexual health. Thanks for being a part of an amazing movement to help young people grow up healthy.