Greensboro, NC - The YWCA's of Greensboro and High Point are teaming up on Monday to ask legislators for their help in preventing teenage pregnancy, an effort the YWCA tackles every day.
The second Legislative Breakfast and Briefing at the Moses Cone Women's Hospital in Greensboro on Monday at 8:00 am will brief legislators on the need for continued support for programs to prevent adolescent pregnancy.
Every year, more than 20,000 teenagers in North Carolina become pregnant, and these teenagers are then 40 percent less likely to complete a high school degree by the time they are 30, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage and Unplanned Pregnancy.
The YWCA helps teenagers through their Adolescent Parenting Program, but the YWCA told News 2 they need state support to continue to help teenage girls across the state.
Here is more information on the YWCA in Greensboro and High Point.
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