NCSD is committed to providing relevant information and resources to its membership. As a result, the Association has partnered with the following organization(s):
The National Council on Student Development together with the National Campaign to prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has developed a series of seminars that enable young men and women enrolled in community colleges to discuss health and lifestyle decisions. These seminars have a particular emphasis on empowering these individuals to understand and reflect on the factors that influence their decision-making behavior.
The mission of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (NC) is to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation. Their specific strategy for reaching this goal is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults. One of the most important ways the NC is trying to reach older teens and young adults is through community colleges. Unplanned pregnancy is a particular challenge among unmarried young adults in their 20’s. Furthermore, there is evidence that achieving academic goals is difficult for students who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy.
Helping young women and men avoid unplanned pregnancy will contribute to the goal of improving student retention and success. For this reason, the two organizations have entered into a partnership.
To learn more about the National Campaign's work with community colleges, click here.