New organization targets teen pregnancy - - Jackson, MS

New organization targets teen pregnancy

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A new organization in the Capital City hopes to prevent local teens from becoming parents.

Teenagers and adults met tonight at the King Edward Hotel for the gathering of Mississippi Youth Incorporated.

The organization hopes to help youth avoid drugs and alcohol, suicide, bullying and premarital sex.

Teens and adults shared their experiences during the session.

The group was founded by a teen mother, Latoya Lawson, to make young people aware of pitfalls that can affect their future.

"The intention of this organization is to help reduce incidents of teen pregnancy by giving kids another option," said MS Youth Inc. Board of Directors member Seth Morrison.

The group's first fund raising event followed the meeting.

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