Challenge 2005 asked counties to reduce
their teen birth rate 20%, by 2005.
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see the final results with five years of data, from 1998-2003.
County programs cannot do it alone. Promising approaches to preventing
teen pregnancy include:
Strong connection between parents and teens
Comprehensive sexuality education
Service learning - programs combining classroom and community
Now is not the time to lose interest in further reducing teen
pregnancy. Policymakers, community leaders, parents, and youth need to
continue to work together to provide our youth the opportunity to
reach their full potential.