Pregnancy Panel ImageSix #FosterClubLeaders were key participants at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy meeting held October 6th and 7th at the Pew Charitable Trust in Washington DC. The day and a half long meeting focused on preventing pregnancy among youth in the foster care system. 

Included in panel discussions, the #FosterClubLeaders used their real-world experience in the foster care system to give the youth perspective of teen pregnancy prevention. 

Key participants of the meeting included leaders in child welfare and public health that can advance work at the state levels to address this issue, key funders and policy makers who can support these initiatives, and organizations who are currently working with youth in foster care on this issue. 

The goal of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy was to increase awareness of the growing number of evidence-based strategies available for reducing teen pregnancy among youth in foster care.

#FosterClubLeaders: 
Aviva Okeson-Haberman -2015 All-Star Intern from Missouri
Eric Diaz - 2015 All-Star Intern from Massachusetts
Leah Cleland - 2011 All-Star Intern from Maine
Samantha Rogers - 2014 All-Star Intern from Florida
Erika Salgado - 2015 All-Star Intern from Texas
Samantha Smith - 2015 All-Star Intern from New York

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