2018-06-14 / News

Dozens march in recognition of Teen Pregnancy Prevention


A large crowd of participants (top) marched for Teen Pregnancy Prevention in May facilitated by (l-r) Prevention Consultant LaKisha Hulin, Lead TPP Facilitator Roxeann Cobb, and Shanalie Chambers. A large crowd of participants (top) marched for Teen Pregnancy Prevention in May facilitated by (l-r) Prevention Consultant LaKisha Hulin, Lead TPP Facilitator Roxeann Cobb, and Shanalie Chambers. The Wilkes County Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TTP) Program held a march on Saturday, May 19, in an effort to help raise awareness on reducing teen pregnancy in the community.

Organized by Lead Facilitator Roxeann Cobb and Facilitators LaKisha Hulin and Shanalie Chambers, the event began at The Square where “I Can Wait” buttons were distributed and continued west on Robert Toombs Avenue to The Pope Center. Wilkes County Deputies Geraldine Dill and Tommy Land served as escorts. TTP works to reduce teen pregnancy, the incidence of STDs and STIs, and aims to improve adolescent health.

Wilkes County Community Partnership, Inc. (WCCP) provides the TPP program through the Augusta Partnership for Children (APC), funded by the Office of Adolescent Health. WCCP Executive Director Amethyst Wynn stated, “We would like to thank everyone who gave food, time, or monetary donations for the TPP march. It was a successful march with a good group of participants.”

For further information, or to volunteer, call Amethyst Wynn at 706-678-7570 or Roxeann Cobb at 706-678-4498.

Return to top