13th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is May 7, 2014
Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Expected to Participate
Hundreds of thousands of teens nationwide are expected to participate in the thirteenth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 7, 2014. The purpose of the National Day is to focus the attention of teens on the importance of avoiding too-early pregnancy and parenthood through an interactive online quiz and game.
On the National Day and throughout May, teens nationwide can visit http://www.StayTeen.org to participate in The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy’s National Day Quiz. The National Day Quiz delivers important teen pregnancy prevention messages and challenges teens to think carefully about what they might do “in the moment.” The message of the National Day Quiz is straightforward: Sex has consequences.
Organized by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the National Day has widespread support. Nearly 200 national organizations and media outlets serve as official National Day partners by promoting the online quiz.
More than 450,000 teens participated in National Day activities in 2013 and nearly 5.5 million individuals have taken the National Day Quiz since 2001. Among the findings from a group of teens who participated in the 2013 National Day Quiz:
88% said the Quiz made them think about what they might do in such situations;
69% said they’d talk to their friends and 44% said they’d talk to their parents or other adults about the situations described in the Quiz;
67% said the Quiz made them think about things they hadn’t thought about before;
66% said the Quiz made the risks of sex and teen pregnancy seem more real to them; and
60% said they’d learned something new from the Quiz about the consequences of sex.
For more information about the National Day and ideas on how you can help promote the event, please visit http://TheNationalCampaign.org/event/national-day-2014.
(Content re-printed with permission by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. In other words – I didn’t write this, but I thought it was really good. Why reinvent the wheel?)