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Area Youth Advocates Honored

TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION: On Nov. 10, the Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy presented Community Champion Awards to Youth Services of Tulsa and the Tulsa Carrera Program and Community Changemaker Award to Sharon Gallagher, with Tulsa Area United Way.

As a culmination to “Let’s Talk” month in October, the Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy hosted a luncheon on Nov. 10 in downtown Tulsa to celebrate its third anniversary and honor Community Champion and Changemaker Award recipients.

Community Champion Awards were presented to Youth Services of Tulsa (YST) for their PregNot program and to the Tulsa Carrera Program. Tania Pryce, pictured second from right, assistant director of YST, accepted the award for YST, and Union Schools Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler, center, accepted the award for the Tulsa Carrera Program.

Sharon Gallagher, second from left, director of Collaborative Initiatives at Tulsa Area United Way, received the inaugural Community Changemaker Award.

Forrest Alton, a national leader in teen pregnancy prevention, served as the keynote speaker and applauded the Tulsa Campaign and its partners for the work done over the last three years to educate parents and teens.

Since 2012, the Tulsa County teen birth rate has fallen by 28 percent.

Updated 12-28-2016

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