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 health care providers, and leaders from across sections of the community including from service systems, business, civic groups, and funding entities 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)