Teen Futures provides health/sex education and youth empowerment encouraging teens to delay parenthood and create productive futures.
I joined the board of Teen Futures a few years ago when I was inspired by the executive director Trina Smith. This organization delivers programs to teens in Pasadena and the greater San Gabriel Valley. The goal is to prevent teen pregnancy and promote youth empowerment. The programs go far beyond sex education focusing on life skills, interpersonal skills, career development and more. Prevention and education are the best tools we have to help our young people. Preventing pregnancy in teens who are unequipped to deal with the responsibilities of parenting interrupts cycles of poverty and violence that are often generational. Teen Futures inspires kids to make informed choices about their lives that they would otherwise be unable to make.