JACKSON, Miss. – Families First for Mississippi is expanding Governor Bryant’s Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi initiative throughout the state to include educational and innovative programs on healthy choices to engage teens. Families First is working diligently to help combat teen pregnancy, which is one of the leading challenges within the state of Mississippi. The vision of the partnership between Families First and Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi is to help reduce our teen pregnancy rate, provide parents with education and training, motivate teens to set goals and teach them to make responsible choices in their everyday lives. On September 7th, 2018, Families First for Mississippi will host a state-wide Governor’s Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi rally at the Mississippi Coliseum.
“We want to equip our youth with the tools they need to make positive choices so they can live long, healthy lives,” said First Lady Deborah Bryant. “We need more advocates, like Families First for Mississippi, supporting our initiative to help teens stay in school and lead successful careers. This partnership is key to building a better future for the next generation of state leaders.”