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HOPE for Arizona


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Workshop is based around the missions of College Completion and Unplanned Pregnancy.

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HOPE for Arizona

  1. 1. Welcome to The Arizona<br />Summit on Volunteerism<br />And Service Learning<br />
  2. 2. Your Presenters today are:<br />Liz Meyer: Coordinator for Project H.O.P.E and advisor for the Center for Service Learning at Mesa Community College<br /> Heather Thomas: V.P of Scholarship for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and committee chair for Project H.O.P.E <br />Carla Mannes: co-coordinator of Project H.O.P.E and member of Phi Theta kappa<br /> Tiffany Wilson: Project H.O.P.E committee member and V.P of Membership for Phi Theta Kappa <br />Shela Hidalgo: Project H.O.P.E committee member and V.P of Hallmarks for Phi Theta Kappa at the Red Mountain campus of Mesa Community College<br />
  3. 3. Mesa Community College<br />&<br />Phi Theta Kappa presents<br />
  4. 4. H.O.P.E <br />For Arizona<br />
  5. 5. What is Project H.O.P.E?<br />“Healthy Outcomes Through<br /> Prevention and Education”<br />H.O.P.E<br />
  6. 6. Who is Involved?<br />Mesa Community College <br />was awarded a grant by:<br />The National Campaign To Prevent Teen<br /> and <br />Unplanned Pregnancy <br />and <br />managed by<br />The American Association <br />of Community Colleges<br />
  7. 7. What is The National<br /> Campaign To Prevent teen and <br />Unplanned Pregnancy<br />All about?<br /><br />
  8. 8. The National Campaign’s Mission<br />toimprove the lives and future prospects of children and familiesand, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation. <br />
  9. 9. Are you Ready<br />
  10. 10. Why Get Involved?<br />For Some it’s Personal<br /><br />
  11. 11. Did You Know<br />Arizona is the third highest<br /> in the Nation for Unplanned<br />Pregnancy?<br />
  12. 12. Teen Pregnancy<br />Progress with teen pregnancy<br />Teen pregnancy/birth rates down one-third since early 90’s.<br />Progress is widespread: all 50 states, all ethnic/racial groups<br />
  13. 13. Teen Pregnancy Rate<br />7<br />
  14. 14. It’s Not Just Teens<br />1.1 million unplanned pregnancies to unmarried women in their 20s<br />Almost 90% of 18-29 year olds say it is important to avoid pregnancy right now<br />72% of unplanned pregnancies to unmarried 20-somethings are to women who have been pregnant before<br />Trends are flat or getting worse <br />8<br />
  15. 15. Why Does it Matter? <br />Retention: Students are at increased risk of dropping out or stopping out<br />61% of community college students who have children after enrolling don’t finish their education, which is 65% higher than the rate for those who didn’t have children.<br />Student Achievement: Students suffer increased emotional and financial stress, which can impede academic performance<br />Relationship Turmoil: Mothers and fathers who have an unplanned birth report less happiness and more conflict compared to similar parents with a planned birth<br />9<br />
  16. 16. What’s Happening on Community College Campuses?<br />Nearly half of community college students have been or have gotten someone pregnant<br />Only 2 out of 10 students at 2-year institutions report getting information on pregnancy planning and prevention from their schools<br />Two-thirds of community college students report having sex in the last 30 days, and less than a quarter report consistent condom use<br />10<br />
  17. 17. What do 20-Somethings Say?<br />“If it happens, it happens.”<br />“Planning is for people who are financially stable.”<br />“I don’t want a baby, but we’re not using condoms…”<br />23<br />
  18. 18. The Fog Zone<br />Intentions don’t match behavior<br />Although the overwhelming majority of those in the survey do not want to get pregnant or get someone pregnant at this time in their lives, 24% use contraception inconsistently and 19% don’t use any contraception at all.<br />Even worse, among those who said it is very important to avoid pregnancy right now, 1/3 say it is likely they will have unprotected sex in the near future.<br />
  19. 19. Lack of knowledge<br />30% say they know little or nothing about condoms<br />63% say they know little or nothing about birth control pills<br />Myths and misinformation<br />Among those who have relied on birth control pills, nearly half (44%) incorrectly believe that you should take a break from the pill every few years<br />The Fog Zone<br />25<br />
  20. 20. Fear of side effects<br />More than one-quarter of unmarried young women believe it is extremely or quite likely that using a hormonal method of birth control will lead to a serious problem like cancer<br />Underestimating effectiveness<br />42% of men and 40% of women believe the chance of getting pregnant within a year while using birth control pills is 50% greater<br />The Fog Zone<br />26<br />
  21. 21. “Old” Sequence<br />
  22. 22. New “Sequence”<br />28<br />
  23. 23. How do I get started?<br />Here is a ten page guide on how to get started in your community college!<br />How can I volunteer? Actively participate in other activities in other colleges or schools looking to make a difference in their community!<br />How can I make a difference? <br />By Shela Hidalgo<br />
  24. 24. For Educators<br />Consider educating teens and parents through a public service announcement (PSA) campaign. <br />Work with local school districts to improve their policies for evidence-based sex education or to better support pregnant and parenting teens. <br />Engage state and local policymakers through town hall meet­ings meant to shed light on the problem of teen pregnancy in the community and focus on the solutions. <br />
  25. 25. <ul><li>Involve youth in advocacy efforts. They can be effective spokespeople, lending credibility to the programs that serve them
  26. 26. Hold a contest for teens to create their own public service announcements. </li></li></ul><li>For Students<br />Pitch stories to the press, write letters to the editor and even the local school newspaper and meet with editorial boards or the public affairs department of your local news station. <br />Create fact sheets to highlight state and local data and highlight data linking teen pregnancy to other social issues. <br /> Write about the latest happenings in preventing teen pregnancy. <br />
  27. 27. <ul><li>Create an informative website
  28. 28. Make a Youtube video
  29. 29. Set up an information booth at school fairs
  30. 30. Host a workshop</li></li></ul><li>What has Phi Theta kappa<br />Done with the project? <br /><ul><li>Trips to other community Colleges
  31. 31. Presentations at local High Schools
  32. 32. Service activities on campus
  33. 33. Used technology to Democratize information to people all over the globe
  34. 34. Made an impact Nationally</li></li></ul><li>For More Information<br />Chelsey Storin<br /> or (202) 478-8519<br />Visit our websites<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />29<br />
  35. 35. So What’s available to you?<br />
  36. 36. Local Resources<br />Wesley Community/ Health Center<br /> 1300 S. 10th St. Phoenix<br />Service offered<br />Prenatal program<br />Gynecology & Obstetrics<br />Counseling<br />Family Planning<br /> and more<br />Care Partnership<br /> Phone: 480-962-5197<br />Services offered<br />Prenatal<br />Dental <br />Pediatric<br />Emergency assistance<br />
  37. 37. Local Resources<br />Crisis Pregnancy Centers<br />Locations in Phoenix, Glendale & Mesa<br />Gen. Info 602-508-3340<br />Services Offered<br />Free and low-cost sexual health services<br />STD testing<br />Counseling/ Limited Ultrasound<br />Parenting classes<br />Professional Adoption planning & placement<br />Healthy Relationships<br />Tumbleweed Open Hands Teen Crisis Center,<br />National Teen Dating Abuse Help Line 1-866-331-9474<br />
  38. 38. Resources<br /><br />THE SHOW<br />
  39. 39. Resources<br /><br />?<br />Is it true<br />that….<br />I knew this girl…<br />The Ring<br />The pill<br />?<br />?<br />Female Condom<br />MaleCondom<br />My boyfriend said….<br />?<br />Spermicide<br />
  40. 40. Resources<br />Local resources and information can be found at:<br /><br />Other information can be found at:<br /><br />