NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER PLEDGE TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY AMONG LATINO YOUTH




June 24 2010

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jun 24, 2010

Contact:
Sherria Cotton
(202) 785-1670

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER PLEDGE TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY AMONG LATINO YOUTH

** Press Conference**

Washington, DC—NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, along with major national and community-based organizations, will unveil The National Consensus Statement on Teen Pregnancy Prevention in the Latino Community at a press conference on Tuesday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The event will be held at Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, located at 2355 Ontario Road, NW in Washington, DC. Research shows that 52% of Latinas will become pregnant before the age of 20. Increasingly high rates of teen pregnancy can keep youth from graduating from high school, attending college, or having a successful career. For the first time, Latino, national, and local leaders have outlined a set of principles to address the increasingly high rates of teen pregnancy among Latino youth.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Press conference to release The National Consensus Statement on Teen Pregnancy Prevention in the Latino Community
WHERE: Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care
2355 Ontario Road, NW
Washington, DC‎ 20009
Kalorama Conference Room
WHEN: Tuesday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
WHO: Dr. Maria E. Rosa, Vice President, Institute for Hispanic Health, NCLR
Ruthie Flores, Senior Manager, Latino Initiative, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Maria Gomez, President and CEO, Mary’s Centerfor Maternal and Child Care Evelyn Sanchez, Mary’s Center Teen Program Participant

To RSVP, contact Sherria Cotton at scotton@nclr.org.For more information, please visit www.nclr.org | www.facebook.com/nationalcounciloflaraza | www.myspace.com/nclr2008 | http://twitter.com/nclr.

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Issues: Institute for Hispanic Health, Health and Nutrition
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