Contact the Media, Templates Let’s Talk Month 2004

Spread the word, families should start talking today! Below are media templates that you can download and use to raise community awareness. Your community needs to know that the messages parents and primary caregivers share with their families can impact adolescent sexual behaviors. Sample press release Sample proclamation Sample letter to the editor Sample Op … Read more

Make a Display Let’s Talk Month

Creating a visual display is a fun way to draw attention to Let’s Talk Month. The possibilities for promotional materials like a table top display are endless. Below are some examples that Minnesota professionals have found effective in their community. We have also included steps on how to make a display with materials available on … Read more

Understand the Research Let’s Talk Month

We look to research to determine what works best to promote healthy adolescents. One thing is clear; parents and primary caregivers have a large impact on adolescent’s sexual attitudes and behaviors. Below you will find a fact sheet that explains the research on parent-child communication and its affect on healthy sexuality. Research fact sheet Parent … Read more

Data and Fact Sheets Regarding the American Indian Community

    Adolescent Sexual Health and the Dynamics of Oppression: A Call for Cultural Competency – 2003 Barriers to Health Care for Youth of Color – January 2004 Briefly – Policy Brief: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Teen Pregnancy – 2008 (PDF) Cultural Competence and Social Justice – January 2004 Fast Facts: Minority Teen Birth … Read more

Professionals Let’s Talk Month

Thank you for sharing your information and helping us evaluate our outreach efforts. What can I do to support Let’s Talk Month? During the month of October, professionals around Minnesota will be promoting parent-child dialogue about healthy sexuality and relationships. MOAPPP supports these efforts by providing information and resources on our website, maintaining a LTM … Read more

Teens Let’s Talk Month

What do you mean talk with my parents about sex? It may not be easy, and your parents may not seem comfortable, but talking about sexuality and relationships with your parents or a trusted adult is important. It’s great to get advice and information from someone who cares about you. Remember that they were once … Read more

Calendar of Fundraising Events

May 13, 2004, MOAPPP 2004 Fundraising Event Please mark your calendars for the MOAPPP 2004 Fundraising Event to be held on Thursday, May 13th, 6 to 9 PM. We will be at the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant and our featured entertainment will be Nachito Herrera. Nachito Herrera is described as a “dazzling pianist” – … Read more

Donate by Mail or Fax

Your fully tax-deductible gift to MOAPPP will: Provide information and resources Train educators, community members, and health professionals Train teens to be peer advocates and leaders Inform the public and educate policy makers To make a donation via mail or fax, click HERE for a printable donation form. Thank you for your donation to MOAPPP.

Become a Member By Mail or Fax

Membership makes you a part of the only organization in Minnesota that is dedicated to strengthening policies and programming for adolescent pregnancy, prevention and parenting! Membership entitles you to advance notice of upcoming workshops and training events, discounted registration fees to MOAPPP’s annual 2-day regional conference and a subscription to the quarterly MONITOR, the only newsletter in … Read more

Support Us

MOAPPP is a 501 (3) non-profit organization and relies entirely on financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations. Special fundraising events are scheduled throughout the year for the community to participate in as well. We need your help to sustain the important work that MOAPPP does! Consider becoming a MOAPPP member, donor or volunteer. Exlore … Read more

MOAPPP September 2007 E-Monthly

October is Let’s Talk Month Let’s Talk Month is a community campaign that supports parents in their efforts to talk to their children openly and honestly about sexuality and relationships. Let’s Talk Month is an excellent opportunity for you to involve parents in your sexual health education work with youth. What will your agency do … Read more

MOAPPP October 2004 E-Monthly

Table of Contents Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact Trends in Sexual Risk Behaviors among U.S. High School Students, 1991 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003 New Resources on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Not Yet: Programs to Delay First Sex Among Teens Berkeley Rated Number One City in California In Providing Comprehensive Services To … Read more


Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen policies and programs related to adolescent pregnancy, prevention and parenting in Minnesota. We provide resources for parents, teens, educators, health care providers, youth workers, media professionals and policy makers. MOAPPP is a member supported organization. Now more than … Read more

Contact Us

MOAPPP 1619 Dayton Ave., Suite 111 St. Paul, MN 55104   E-Mail: Phone: 651-644-1447 FAX 651-644-1417 Greater Minnesota (800) 657-3697

MOAPPP April 2003 E-Monthly

MOAPPP E-Monthly Index Comprehensive Sexuality Education Bill Advances in the Senate Governor’s Budget Find your Legislator’s Address and Phone Minnesota Council of NonProfits’ Budget Analysis Survey Deleted for Budgetary Reasons MN Senate Bill on Kaiser Website Families are Talking Quarterly Newsletter Talented Youth of Color College Seniors Wanted for Summer Program at Harvard May Teen … Read more

For media

Teenwise Minnesota is Minnesota’s leading resource for adolescent pregnancy prevention. The media can count on Teenwise Minnesota to provide clear, accurate and timely information related to adolescent pregnancy prevention strategies and how to best support adolescent parents. Contacting Teenwise Minnesota If you wish to get in touch with Teenwise Minnesota, please contact our Interim Executive … Read more

MOAPPP July 2010 E-Monthly

Get Out the Vote! Elected officials make decisions that impact our lives every day. Make sure your voice is heard in this year’s elections! The date of the Primary election has been moved up to Tuesday, August 10. Absentee balloting started June 25! Use the links below to get your questions answered. Registering to vote Absentee … Read more

Other Resources Regarding the African American Community

    Advocates for Youth Youth of Color webpage – provides information about factors that influence the disproportionately high rates of HIV, STI, and unintended pregnancy among youth of color in the United States Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program – sabbatical program for activists of color Black AIDS Institute – Black HIV/AIDS policy center dedicated to reducing … Read more

MOAPPP September 2003 E-Monthly

MOAPPP E-Monthly Index Let’s Talk Month Website! State Plan Fact Sheets and Website Available Fallout from Legislative Session No Changes to Minor’s Consent Law Reproductive Health of African American Adolescents Teenagers No More Likely To Engage in Sexual Activity if Condoms Available at School, Study Says New reports about teen parents and youth now available … Read more

MOAPPP August 2007 E-Monthly

You are invited to become a Let’s Talk Month 2007 Partner! Let’s Talk Month is only two months away so we are encouraging you to start planning now for an activity during the month of October to promote LTM’s key message that parents must be their children’s primary sexual health educators. For more information about … Read more

MOAPPP July 2008 E-Monthly

MOAPPP Staff Transitions MOAPPP’s Outreach Coordinator, Nikki McComb, recently accepted a position with the Minneapolis Urban League as a Juvenile Advocacy Program Specialist. We want to thank Nikki for her work to make and maintain MOAPPP’s connections with youth-serving agencies across the state, for developing our new Community Connections webpages and for creating MOAPPP’s MySpace … Read more

MOAPPP May 2004 E-Monthly

May is Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month. Visit the MOAPPP website for ideas on what you can do to raise awareness of teen pregnancy in your community: Table of Contents MOAPPP Search Committee Announces New Executive Director Shoulder to Shoulder Legislative Update What If: How Declines in Teen Births Have Reduced Poverty and Increased Child Well-Being … Read more

Recommended Videos by Title

Resource Title Topic A Tale of Two Teens (2006) (PDF) HIV/AIDS AIDS Update: The Latest Facts About HIV/AIDS (2003) (PDF) HIV/AIDS All Falls Down (2005) Decision Making Bitter Memories (2009) (PDF) Relationships/Dating Violence Bloodlines (2005) (PDF) HIV/AIDS Body Talk 2: It’s a Whole New Language (2005) (PDF) Puberty The Choices We Make (2007) (PDF) Decision Making Dealing with Teen Dating Abuse: … Read more

Teenwise Minnesota Donor Privacy Policy

Teenwise Minnesota will never publish, sell, trade, rent or share names, email or mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our donors. We allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless the donor explicitly chooses the “anonymous” field when donating. Teenwise Minnesota honors all requests for limited or specific types … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

May/June 2010 Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia Announcements Can You Spend a Couple of Hours to Tell us About your Experiences … Read more

Community Resources Regarding the African Community

       African Aid Focus: health, HIV/AIDS 612-822-6237 612-730-1096 Fax: 612-822-8973 Amigos De Las Américas of the Twin Cities – program that sends teens and young adults on service projects to Latin America African Assistance Program – a nonprofit organization that works to help African immigrants, refugees and those granted asylum to overcome cultural … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

December 2010 Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future. -Alice Walker Announcements MOAPPP’s Office Has Moved! Maybe you tried to reach us sometime in November and got a disconnect signal from the phone company or knocked on our door and were greeted by the Menopause Center staff! … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

June 2009 Most teens have deep talents, interests and passions (what we call “sparks”). They are eager to use these strengths to make a difference in areas that matter to them. However, many don’t have the kinds of relationships and opportunities they need to help them tap their sparks during this important time in life … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

October 2010 Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny. –Carl Schurz Announcements IMPORTANT – Please Help Us by Completing This Survey!! The Minnesota Young Father … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

January 2009 Announcements Hello, everyone! My name is Sue Fust and I have been working for MOAPPP for two weeks now. I have taken Marilyn Colby Rivkin’s place as the Adolescent Parent Program Manager. She is a hard act to follow, but I hope to fill her shoes as best I can. Apparently Marilyn was … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

August 2009 When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

December 2009 I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –(Source unknown) Announcements Teen Parent Connections Starting Up in Ramsey County and Washington County Teen Parent Connections are networking groups where people who work with teen parents get … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

March 2009 Announcements Hi, everyone! We are very interested in hearing how useful MOAPPP’s website is to APN members. We’d especially like to hear suggestions for how to improve the site so we can be more useful to you in your work with adolescent parents. What do you like? What is lacking that you need? … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

February 2009 Research Ten Promising Practices for Teen Fatherhood Programs For many years, teen fathers were either overlooked or blamed for their role in teen pregnancy. However, interest in designing programs to reduce teen pregnancy and to enhance outcomes for babies and children, as well as meet the needs of this vulnerable population, has increased … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

November 2009 Diversity makes for a rich tapestry. We must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value, no matter their color; equal in importance no matter their texture. –Maya Angelou In the News Are You Looking for Ways to Engage Young Fathers? MOAPPP is planning a pre-conference Institute on May … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

December 2008 Announcements MOAPPP Needs Your Feedback—Adolescent Parent Provider Survey If you work with adolescent parents and their children, please complete this brief survey about MOAPPP’s programs and resources. Your feedback helps us evaluate our work and set priorities for the coming year. Resources 2008 Harris Forum Lecture “Attachment, Culture, Trauma: Intervention with Ethnically Diverse … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

February 2011 We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. -Marian Wright Edelman Announcements Please Tell Us What You Think About Your Work with Pregnant and Parenting … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

April 2010 I’ve often hesitated in beginning a project because I’ve thought, “It’ll never turn out to be even remotely like the good idea I have as I start.” I could just “feel” how good it could be. But I decided that, for the present, I would create the best way I know how and accept the … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

September 2009 We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. –Marian Wright Edelman Announcements Seeking Parents for Statewide Leadership Team Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota (PCAMN) and the … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

March 2011 Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain Announcements Please Tell Us What You Think About … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

August 2010 Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. –Dale Carnegie Announcements Can You Spend a Couple of Hours to tell us about your Experiences Working with Teen Parents? A graduate student from the University … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

May 2009 Whether we’re a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we are acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others. -Fred Rogers In the News Children in Poverty Cannot Learn as Well as … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

July 2010 The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. –Lao Tzu Announcements Can You Spend a Couple of Hours to Tell Us About Your Experiences Working with Teen Parents? A graduate student from the University of Minnesota is gathering groups of professionals to eat and talk about the lessons learned … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

April 2011 Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world. -Margaret Laurence Announcements The MOAPPP Annual Conference is Minnesota’s most comprehensive training event covering current research, educational resources, policy initiatives and emerging issues related to … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

March 2010 We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. –Johann Von Goethe Announcements Do you now, or have you ever considered, providing support and education to young fathers? Plan to attend MOAPPP’s Pre-Conference Institute in Brooklyn Center, MN Register for this institute and you will receive information you can use to get … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

October 2009 If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. –Rachel Carson Announcements Minnesota Fathers & Families … Read more

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

February 2010 The rare young person seems like an ‘old soul,’ an individual with wisdom, intuition and foresight beyond his years. But most are living right here and now, feeling each moment of the day intensely and struggling to make sense of a life that’s just beginning to be lived. –Kathleen Kimball-Baker In the News … Read more

MOAPPP November 2009 E-Monthly

“Give to the Max” via McKnight and GiveMN.ORG on November 17 MOAPPP has received a challenge grant from the McKnight Foundation for its work to improve life outcomes for very young families by raising awareness of fathers’ important role in the lives of their children. For every dollar MOAPPP raises by December 31, 2009 for our … Read more

Fact Sheets

Decline in Teen Birth Rates Have Substantial Impact on Child Poverty and Single Parent Families (PDF) The Federal Government is Tightening Guidance for Community-Based Abstinence Education Funding (PDF, SIECUS) Mathematica report: Abstinence-until-marriage programs fall short (PDF) Support Comprehensive Sexuality Education (PDF) Support Minors’ Access to Confidential Health Care (PDF)