After 25 year of service in South Carolina, the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) returns to North Charleston for its 20th Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference, Summer Institute, June 4-6 at the North Charleston Marriott. Keynote and plenary speakers include Judge Glenda Hatchett, TV personality and successful attorney, and Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder, an award-winning educator, trainer and author in the areas of sexuality education pedagogy. These speakers will share their experiences with youth serving professionals from around the state and country.
The SC Campaign’s Summer Institute is a nationally recognized conference designed for youth-serving and teen pregnancy prevention professionals. This year, attendees can look forward to:
- Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Opening Reception – Get an early opportunity to network, visit exhibits, and enjoy great food and music at the kick-off party.
- Wednesday, June 5, Noon-2:00 p.m.: Keynote and Awards Luncheon – Keynote Luncheon featuring Judge Glenda Hatchett addresses the audience, highlighting her work with youth. We will also present the Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional and Suzan D. Boyd Staff awards to some of our most deserving partners and staff members.
- Thursday, June 6, 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Plenary Keynote and Special Announcement – Elizabeth Schroeder speaks on the impact of young people having access to sexually explicit material earlier than ever. We will celebrate 25 years of commitment, and also announce exciting news about the future of the SC Campaign!
- Wednesday and Thursday Concurrent Sessions include key topics such as:
-Effectively Teaching Reproductive Health to Boys
-The state of HPV, STDs and their Treatment
-Trans Health Equity
-The Link Between Poverty & Teen Pregnancy
-Making a Difference in Rural School Districts
“Providing youth-serving professionals with a conference each year ensures that our partners and others continue to have the necessary resources to address the issue of teen pregnancy prevention and reproductive health,” Beth De Santis, CEO of the SC Campaign, said. “The agency is also 25 years old this year and we are celebrating our ongoing commitment to keeping young people healthy. We are excited about our state’s progress over the past 25 years, but we also understand the importance of looking forward to reach our most vulnerable adolescents.”
For more information, visit www.teenpregnancysc.org/si or call 803-771-7700.