Gaston Businesses and Churches Advertise Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

More than 20 local businesses and churches helped raise awareness for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May. Businesses displayed table tents and churches used bulletin inserts with the message, “What’s your role?,” highlighting that every sector of the community can impact teen pregnancy. Our heartfelt thanks to these businesses and churches! Tony’s Ice Cream Chicken [...]


Awards Recognize Pregnancy Prevention Champions

On Thursday, May 2, Gaston Youth Connected honored the hard work, dedication, and contributions of local individuals and organizations at its first-ever community awards ceremony.  Each recipient has made a meaningful contribution to help address teen pregnancy in Gaston County. Award Winners Outstanding teen leader: Alexus Costner, of Gastonia Outstanding teen parent: Brianna Cooke, of [...]


GYC Launches Campaign for Older Teens

The Playbook: Your Guide to Safer, Sexier Choices is a pilot social marketing campaign to connect sexually active 18-19-year-olds in Gaston County to clinical services. The campaign includes a website, plus social media and other online outreach.  The Need In Gaston County: Pregnancies to 18-and 19-year-olds make up 73% of the county’s teen pregnancies 78% of 18-and [...]