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:
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:
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.