WODN's Motivation for Change

Nearly 1 million teens become pregnant each year

An estimated half of teen girls have had sex, and only 29.8% reported using any method of contraception

The United States has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the world

In 2008, there were 434,758 live births to girls ages 15 to 19

35.7% of girls in grades 9-12 reported feeling hopeless or sad almost every day

Adolescent girls in grades 9-12 are more likely to seriously considering suicide than teen boys

63% of African Americans who dropout are unemployed

Girls who dropout are more likely to have children and be a single parent

One in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime

An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner

Together we can implement changes in our community!