What We Do

We advocate statewide and mobilize communities to prevent teen pregnancy, increase opportunities for youth and young parents, and empower youth to make healthy decisions on relationships, sex, parenting, & life.

How We Do It

  • Policy Advocacy

    We educate and motivate federal, state, and local policymakers and the public to develop responsible public policies that recognize the needs and abilities of young people to make their own best decisions about relationships, sex, parenting, and life.

  • Capacity Building

    We build the capacity of youth-serving providers and engage youth in public policy advocacy to ensure reproductive justice for all youth and young parents in an environment of dignity, respect, and high expectations. We believe that youth gaining control over their sexual health are youth gaining control over their lives.

  • Reframing Teen Pregnancy

    We know teen pregnancy and young parenthood are complex issues and driven by many social inequities and environmental factors. Our work is designed to focus on preventing unintended teen pregnancy while increasing resources and respect for young parents and their families.

What People Are Saying

What people are saying

3 hours 27 min ago
LGBTQ students, take @GLSEN's National School Climate Survey & share your school experience: https://t.co/wrh7asJMFR https://t.co/1BGLsqzlPs
July 24, 2014


3 hours 11 min ago
The 2017 National School Climate Survey is GLESN's 10th national survey of LGBTQ youth. If you attended high school or middle school sometime during the past school year (2016-2017), identify as LGBTQ and are at least 13 years of age, share your school experience. The goal of this survey is to help GLSEN inform policy makers about the rights of students and advocate for change

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy allowed me to connect with a group of peers, who, just like me are leaving a mark on society by advocating for young parents’ rights. It showed me the impact each of us can have as parents, women, and individuals in our communities.

Lisette O., young parent advocate

Why We're Needed

  • 22 teens give birth every day

  • MA teen birth rate, 2012

    Youth of color face inequities that lead to disparities in teen birth rate

  • Young people are often shamed & stigmatized for their reproductive choices

How You Can Help

  •  Donate

    Your support of the Alliance funds critical policy work, training in best practices, and changing the paradigm for teens.

  • Take Action

    Sign up for advocacy alerts to stay in the know of how and when to advocate to policymakers.

  • Share Your Story

    Young parents deserve respect and recognition, not shame. Push back against judgment and share your story!