On May 9, 2013, to honor Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (May), the staff of the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy traveled to Dillon to celebrate the work and dedication of local providers, legislators, and community members who are doing great things throughout the county. A proclamation was signed acknowledging May as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.
The visit to Dillon was hosted by the Dillon County Teen Pregnancy Task Force, led by McLeod Dillon, and Dillon County Communities in Schools.
In the last decade, the teen birth rate in South Carolina decrease by 28% (2001-2011) according to the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Teen pregnancy impacts the health, education and economics of teen mothers and their children.
The Road Show, now in its 5th year, raises awareness of teen pregnancy as SC Campaign staff meet with key leaders to inform them of the issue and the consequences teen pregnancy has on South Carolina; meet with local teen pregnancy prevention providers to discuss solutions; and hold awareness events to inform community leaders and stakeholders about the impact of teen pregnancy on our state and individual communities. Road Show 2013 generously sponsored by SC DHEC.