The Family Resource Center of Kershaw County’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host it’s second annual teen pregnancy prevention event this Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Scott Park on 242 Battleship Road, Camden. Local teenagers are invited to attend.
The event will have free food for participants and $25 gift cards will be distributed to the team that wins the competition during the event.
TAB President and Camden High School Senior Taylor Jordan says TAB hopes to educate peers about teen pregnancy.
"It’s a growing problem. The (high school) passing rate of 16-year-old moms is so slim. We want people to get their diploma and to go on to college. I think the event will be a fun way for people to get information about this instead of asking friends who might not give the right advice," Jordan said.
TAB Secretary and L-EHS Junior Gabby Logan, who came up with the event’s motto "change the world, not diapers," says she believes this event is needed in order to educate her peers about the issue of teen pregnancy. She says she hopes the information this year will be easy to learn and remember.
Teens will learn facts about teenage pregnancy and its prevention through activities at the event. One such activity will be a balloon pop.
"We will put the information into the balloon and the person who pops it will get the information about teen pregnancy. We hope it’s an interesting way to learn," Jordan said
Participants for the event are asked to wear comfortable clothes that can be worn for water activities.
Family Resource Center Teen Health Director Donetta Bracey says that TAB is currently looking for new members from Kershaw County High Schools. Those interested are asked to contact Bracey by calling 425-4357 for more information.