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    Find Resources for You!

  • Advocates at Teen Parent Lobby Day 2014

    Join us for Teen Parent Lobby Day

    March 26, 2015 at the Massachusetts State House #LobbyDay15

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    Push Back Against Stigma & Shame

    Young parents speak up on ThePushback.org!

  • Advocate for Young People

    Connect with legislators and share your story and concerns.

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    Massachusetts Research & Reports

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    Become a Young Parent Policy Fellow

    Improve the lives of expectant and parenting teens!

What We Do

We advocate statewide and mobilize communities to prevent teen pregnancy, increase opportunities for youth and young parents, and empower youth to make healthy decisions on relationships, sex, parenting, & life.

How We Do It

  • Policy Advocacy

    We educate and motivate federal, state, and local policymakers and the public to develop responsible public policies that recognize the needs and abilities of young people to make their own best decisions about relationships, sex, parenting, and life.

  • Capacity Building

    We build the capacity of youth-serving providers and engage youth in public policy advocacy to ensure reproductive justice for all youth and young parents in an environment of dignity, respect, and high expectations. We believe that youth gaining control over their sexual health are youth gaining control over their lives.

  • Reframing Teen Pregnancy

    We know teen pregnancy and young parenthood are complex issues and driven by many social inequities and environmental factors. Our work is designed to focus on preventing unintended teen pregnancy while increasing resources and respect for young parents and their families.

What People Are Saying

What people are saying

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July 24, 2014

THE SEX TALK: 10 TIPS!

THE SEX TALK: 10 TIPS!
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Check out our blog, ThePushback.org! We're looking for new contributors! #noteenshame

Without teen parent programs… my dreams, like those of hundreds of other girls in other programs, wouldn’t come true.

Heather A., teen mother in Quincy, MA

Why We're Needed

  • 22 teens give birth every day

  • MA teen birth rate, 2012
    White
    7.5
    Black
    23.0
    Hispanic
    46.1
    Asian
    5.2

    Youth of color face inequities that lead to disparities in teen birth rate

  • Young people are often shamed & stigmatized for their reproductive choices

What's New

Latest News

Alliance Seeking Development Intern

September 9, 2014

The Alliance is seeking a Development Intern for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information please check out the posting here.

Upcoming Events

Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference

Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom

April 10, 2015, 3:00 pm to April 12, 2015, 3:00 pm

CLPP is a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. Combining activism, organizing, leadership training, and reproductive rights movement building, CLPP promotes an inclusive agenda that advances reproductive rights and health, and social and economic justice.

The Pushback Blog

Relieving Stress Can Be Simple

By Lauren Singer
November 19, 2014

I am not 100% sure how to do it all. Juggling school, work, parenting a toddler, financials,  and being a partner, and making sure there are date nights. Lately, I’ve been feeling so overwhelmed with everything.

How You Can Help

  •  Donate

    Your support of the Alliance funds critical policy work, training in best practices, and changing the paradigm for teens.

  • Take Action

    Sign up for advocacy alerts to stay in the know of how and when to advocate to policymakers.

  • Share Your Story

    Young parents deserve respect and recognition, not shame. Push back against judgment and share your story!