Teens to lead discussion on teen pregnancy, screen documentary
In observance of National Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Awareness Month, Girls Inc. of San Antonio will host a teen led 2nd Annual Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Press Conference and Documentary Screening on the realities of teen parents on Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30 PM at Girls Inc. of San Antonio, located at 1209 S. St Mary's Street.
The press conference will convene a panel of community leaders and experts on the effects of teenage pregnancy; City Councilwoman Ivy Taylor (District 2), City of San Antonio Project WORTH’s Mario Martinez, Seton Home Social Worker Angelica Cervantes and San Antonio Independent School District Youth Parental Coordinator Debbie Morgan will be on hand to engage in a candid discussion on the effects teenage pregnancy has on Bexar County.
Girls Inc. Mentor Valuing Peers (MVP) participants ages 14 thru 16 will moderate the press conference, facilitate Q&A and will screen their raw documentary featuring interviews of Seton Home private residents and present their case study on MTV shows, "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" as to how the “reality” shows do not capture the REALity in the lives of teenage parents.
The event is free and open to the public, RSVP is not required. Teens are highly-encouraged to attend.
Editor's note: A new campaign called, "Me Now, Baby Later" had its kickoff earlier this month. More information and video from the event can be found here. Girls Inc. of San Antonio is also one of nine area nonprofits that will be competing for a free Toyota vehicle this summer. Find out more here.