Project Overview: North Carolina Youth Connected (NCYC), a collaborative partnership between two high-need counties in North Carolina and SHIFT NC, develops and implements community-wide plans to prevent teen pregnancy and achieve a significant reduction in teen birth rates in the select counties. Specifically, this project works with county school districts, systems serving foster care youth and youth involved with juvenile justice, community-based organizations, project area universities and colleges, project area healthcare providers, and leaders from across sections of the community to implement evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs.
Target Population: Youth ages 11-19 years old
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Cumberland and Onslow Counties (Urban and rural)
Teen Birth Rate in Area Served (Per 1,000): 36.3 (Cumberland), 55.6 (Onslow)