A report for the Racine County Workforce Development Board Planning Committee on mentoring pregnant and parenting teens prepared by the University of Wisconsin - Parkside Center for Community Partnerships.
In 2006 the teen birth rate in the United States increased for the first time in 15 years. Nationally, there were 41.9 births per 1,000 females aged 15 to 19 (CDC National Center for Health Statistics, 2007). The state of Wisconsin was significantly lower than the national average with a teen birth rate of 30.6. However, in the city of Racine, Wisconsin, the teen birth rate was the highest in the state and far higher than the national level with a rate of 86.6 births per 1,000 female teens aged 15 to 19 (Wisconsin Department of Heath and Family Services, 2006). In the Racine Unified School District (RUSD) there are currently over 200 teenage girls who are pregnant or parenting. ... read the full report and watch the presentation.