A tough challenge for sure but MOTIVITY is up to the task by collecting over 200 reasons why teens should wait. During the walk-run, participants will collectively walk a mile for the 200+ reasons that were collected. The submissions were collected via Facebook, email and the MOTIVITY website
According to Donna Pinchum, founder of MOTIVITY, “Most kids have sex because they feel pressure to and they falsely think that everyone else is doing it.” Pinchum goes on to say that “We are living in a society where our kids are being flooded with sexual messages… directly or indirectly.”
Here are some startling facts:
Of the 2421 teen births in Detroit:
- 44 were to girls under the age of 14
- 875 were to girls 15-17
- 1502 were to girls 18-19
- 2127 of the 2421 teen births were to African American Girls!
All great motivators to get you out with your teen girls tomorrow!
Best-selling author, speaker and Abstinence Until Marriage Advocate, Kim Brooks is the official spokesperson. Registration is open to everyone and is $20 which includes food, a t-shirt and other giveaways. Proceeds will help support abstinence programs as well as training throughout schools and Metro-Detroit.