Statistics prove teen pregnancy is taxing on both youth and community resources and reflect an overall misunderstanding about the realities of being a teen parent. To address these issues, Hope Cottage offers a free presentation, Teen Mentoring and Prevention (TMAP). TMAP focuses on the challenges of teen pregnancy while including an interactive life skills lesson about effective decision making. TMAP is not a sex education program - it is a fact based, age appropriate discussion about a situation that is too easily becoming the norm. Teachers appreciate how TMAP complements TEKS objectives. TMAP empowers teens with the knowledge and skills to confidently advocate for teen pregnancy prevention in both the lives of area teens and the lives of their peers.
In the 2010-2011 school year, Hope Cottage delivered TMAP presentations to more than 1,000 students in schools throughout DFW. If you are interested in learning more about TMAP or scheduling a presentation, contact Christina Easton at 214.526.8721, ext 203 or CEaston@hopecottage.org.