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BABIES RAISING BABIES - TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION
$40 raised
0% of $40k goal
2 contributors
4 Years running
This program is to help the prevention of teen pregnancy and to promote abstinence. The program will show teens how difficult it is to raise a baby at such a young age. With your help, we will be able to purchase the necessary supplies (e.g. real baby ...
Do you know that the as of January 13, 2013, there were 367,678 babies born to mothers between the ages of 15-19. Although this rate has dropped over the past years, this is an alarming rate and without the our youth being properly educated, the rate can and will increase. With shows out here like "Teen Mom" and "16 & Pregnant", its no wonder the rate is growing. Although, these shows are meant to help, it has actually made our youth want to become pregnant just to be on television. This is not what our youth need to aspire to. We have created a program for youth to help the prevention of teen pregnancy and to promote abstinence. The program will show teens how difficult it is to raise a baby at such a young age. With your help, we will be able to purchase the necessary supplies (e.g. real baby simulation dolls) needed to have a successful program! This program will consist of several group sessions on teen pregnancy prevention as well as course work that will assist in the teens learning. The class will be taught by a pediatric nurse and RealityWorks RealCare Babies will be used to give the teens a real life experience of being a teen parent. The teens will have to spend real quality time with the RealCare Babies. The experience will include feeding, bathing, and clothing, changing the diaper, burping, nurturing, and all of the responsibilities of being a parent. The teens will have to wear a bracelet while working with the babies. The bracelet tells the instructor if the teen properly cared for the baby while it was in their custody or if the baby was neglected. Scores are kept with every action the baby makes. The teen is required to meet the demands of the baby, no matter the time of day or night in a timely manner. The baby will not cease crying if its needs are not met. If the teen does neglect the baby and refuses to give the baby its basic needs, the score is recorded for the instructor to see later. This will be an eye opener for our youth and is a proven method for educating our youth on the importance of abstinence. This is not just our teen girls. Our young men will also take part in this program and get a full understanding of what it is like to be a teen parent. We will have each youth care for a baby for a full week. Each youth will also be required to wear a pregnancy profile suit. The suit adds roughly 25-30 pounds to the wearer and gives the effect of caring a baby. It also adds pressure to the bladder which causes frequent urination. Both girls and boys will be required to wear the suit.

Please help us bring the needed awareness to our youth on the importance of abstinence. We can guarantee this program will have a positive influence on our youth and we believe we can truly make a difference in their lives.
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