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Thank you for featuring the Ntarupt federal grant announcement, Star Local Media!

By: Anny Sivilay, Star Local Media Reporter AUG. 26 2020 The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt) has been awarded funding from two federal grants totaling $1,050,000 per year from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grants will help Ntarupt work with communities to address teen… Read the rest

North Texas Sex Education Expert, Veronica Whitehead, Honored with Rising Star Award

Whitehead led the development of NTARUPT’s new virtual sex education programs to ensure teens and parents had access to sex-ed resources during COVID-19. The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (Texas Campaign) is excited to announce that Veronica Whitehead, M.Ed, CHES, Director of Programs for the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (NTARUPT) has been awarded… Read the rest

Guest column: Sex education revisions, a step in the right direction

By Emily Martin, Star Local Media contributor As a conservative Christian with deep experience in the Dallas ISD system and a mentor for teenage moms, I believe that public education is critical in the effort to reduce teen pregnancy. In early September, the State Board of Education will cast initial votes on health education minimum curriculum standards, which includes… Read the rest
sex ed virtual

Teaching Virtual Sex Ed During a Pandemic

By: Ntarupt Sex Educator Ileana Cruz At Ntarupt, we serve communities that have been impacted by systemic racial inequities, such as, lack of access to quality healthcare, education, and sustainable living. We provide inclusive, trauma-informed, medically accurate sex education to youth, caregivers, and youth-serving professionals. Teaching reproductive and sexual health in Texas comes with its challenges. Since we usually do… Read the rest

Press Release: North Texas Teen Pregnancy Prevention Organization Awarded $1 Million In Federal Grants

NEWS PROVIDED BY PRENEWSWIRE North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt)
Jul 29, 2020, 11:00 ET DALLAS, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt) has been awarded funding from two federal grants totaling $1,050,000 per year from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) at the U.S.… Read the rest
KERA News Dallas

KERA: Dallas Organization Goes Virtual During Pandemic To Address City’s Teen Pregnancy Crisis

By: Alejandra Martinez, KERA Reporter AUG. 4 2020 The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens was awarded more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The group, known as Ntarupt, is teaching Dallas teens about birth control, consent and sexually transmitted diseases. “Health information is health information. Just because we give… Read the rest

What are SHACs, and how do they impact sex ed in Texas schools?

When it comes to Texas schools most communities don’t struggle to name the head football coach or the athletic director. It’s understandable – sports are an important topic when it comes to Texas communities. But school leaders or community leaders oftentimes struggle to name who is leading the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) of their local school district. Who leads… Read the rest