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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives

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11/16/16: Funding for a program serving youth in out-of-home care is currently available. Please see Funding Opportunities for more details.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives (TPPI) invests in the young people of North Carolina. We help teens learn the knowledge and skills they need today so they will be able to take care of themselves, their families, and their communities for the rest of their lives.

TPPI supports communities across North Carolina with programs that prevent teen pregnancy and support teen parents. The Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) helps teen parents prevent a repeat pregnancy, graduate from high school, keep themselves and their babies healthy, and build skills that will help them support themselves and their babies. The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (APPP) prevents teen pregnancy by providing young people with essential education, supporting academic achievement, encouraging parent/teen communication, promoting responsible citizenship, and building self confidence among their participants. The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) is designed to educate teens on abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). PREP also addresses adulthood preparation subjects such as parent-child communication, healthy life skills, positive adolescent development, financial literacy, and educational/career preparation.

There may be an APP, APPP, or PREP project in your community. If not, please contact your local health department external link about teen pregnancy prevention programs or services for teen parents that they may provide.

TPPI Map of Projects Across N.C.
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Current APP and APPP Projects