The birth of Teen Health Mississippi can be attributed to the development of Creating Healthy and Responsible Teens (CHART) taking place in the early years of Mississippi First. Though many policymakers were vocal advocates for better teen health, it was a federal funding opportunity that sparked the CHART initiative.
OUR WORK TODAY
CHART has now reached thousands of students in the Magnolia State. From the growth of the CHART initiative, we became keenly aware of the need to expand our work:
- Engaging youth advocates and community stakeholders to increase awareness of important policies relating to teen sexual health
- Providing training and resources to develop the capacity of youth-serving adults and organizations to effectively implement evidence-based strategies, programs, and services that are guided by key positive youth development practices.