Teenage Mothers & Young Fathers
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Why Support Us
Donating to Straight Talking supports at least two generations of UK youth.
Straight Talking has a well-developed, tried and tested programme that has been delivered in schools throughout London and regionally since 1998. An independent evaluation conducted by Deloitte found that every £1 invested in Straight Talking saves the taxpayer £8.93 over 5 years.
Our innovative approach provides both a prevention and a cure:
- Teenage parents gain employment, skills and experience to support the transition off benefits. Teenage parents are employed for their experience, appreciated for their resilience, capabilities and knowledge; for many young parents they feel valued for the first time.
- Children of teenage parents grow up with role models in employment, with aspirations and involved in positive social change.
- Educating young people around the UK about the realities of teenage parenthood, healthy relationships, child sexual exploitation and sexting allowing them to make informed choices for their future.
From the very outset, I was impressed with Straight Talking’s approach and unswerving dedication to the welfare of disengaged young people. What a marvellous way to both prevent teenage pregnancy and support teenage parents back into education and training.