To understand the many dimensions to an issue, engaging the community is essential to understanding the context for data.
To bring this data to life, we asked New Orleans residents how they relate to the data in The Youth Index 2016. Here’s what they had to say about the topic of Teen Pregnancy:
This data was impactful because these teens are mothers that are not prepared for parenthood but have taken on the responsibility. The end result is a continuation of the cycle of poverty and violence, and families that lack the skills for self-sufficiency.”
– African American Female, college student, Age 23