This time of the year is always full of activity – I know many of you are celebrating the end of the school year and possibly graduations, or preparing for a summer trip. It has been a particularly busy time for us too and we are excited to share some great news!
The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) is now…Fact Forward.
Over the past 25 years, we have expanded our scope of work and wanted to reflect that shift through a rebranding process. Our new name better reflects everything we do: more than just preventing teen pregnancy, we empower young people with evidence-based strategies for healthy reproductive choices.
The name change gives room for future evolution and growth.
While we continue to celebrate a 70% drop in the teen birth rate since the early 1990s, we face other challenges like rising STI rates and unintended pregnancies among young adults. This gives us an opportunity to consider more creative and effective strategies to engage communities across the state and nation. Our new name provides a strong framework for addressing new challenges today and in the future.
We have a new name but our commitment is still the same.
We still have the same priorities: training people who work with adolescents and promoting policies and initiatives that improve reproductive health outcomes.
We are excited about the state’s continued progress and want to keep moving forward while expanding our reach. We appreciate all the support you have given us over the years and hope we can count on your continued partnership in the years to come! You can reach me at email@example.com with any questions.
Beth De Santis
Chief Executive Officer