We aim to educated young adults on contraception—the different methods, their effectiveness, and where to find them. Our philosophy is that if young adults are provided information on birth control and sexual health, they will be able to make mature decisions about their future. By planning if and when they choose to become parents, they are able to follow their dreams and stay in school to receive a degree or certificate. Our youth will one day become contributing members to society, and it is our obligation to prepare them for this responsibility!
Our Mission is to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies Among Young Adults in Arkansas
The value of a college education is clear. Individuals who go on to receive a degree are more likely to build a career, receive higher salaries, and pay taxes. However, students who face an unplanned pregnancy often encounter many obstacles in continuing their education. Difficulties faced may include balancing time and energy between the obligations of raising a family, school work, and potentially a job. Other challenges may be additional costs of a child while paying for school. Those who are unable to continue their education because of these obstacles are more likely to face economic and social challenges throughout life.
% of Teens are Sexually Active by Age 18
% of Teens Use Contraceptives
% of Teen Births in Ages 18-19
% of All Pregnancies are Unplanned
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