(DALLAS, TEXAS) – The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (Texas Campaign) is excited to announce that the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (ntarupt), a non-partisan, non-profit organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for children, families, and communities by preventing unintended teen pregnancies, has been awarded their 2017 Community Partner Award. This award, presented at the Texas Campaign’s annual Symposium, celebrates fellow organizations across the state that are committed to outstanding work in the prevention of teen pregnancy.

Since their inception in 2014, ntarupt has worked throughout North Texas, partnering with more than 30 organizations and individuals to engage, coordinate, research and advocate, all to build a collective voice to combat the high number of unintended teen pregnancies in their communities. The organization remains mission-driven and laser-focused on serving the needs of all those who call North Texas home.

We are thrilled to present ntarupt with this well-deserved honor,” says Dr. Gwen Daverth, President/CEO, the Texas Campaign. “Their commitment to youth and young adults is unmatched, and they are a wonderful example to all organizations working collaboratively to make an impact throughout the state. Reducing teen pregnancy requires commitment, collaboration and innovation and ntarupt has proven their ability to champion prevention efforts and make progress on this issue.”

Established in 2009, the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is a non-partisan, non-profit education and advocacy organization dedicated to reducing the rate of teen pregnancy in Texas. We believe that teen pregnancy is an adult issue and work to create constructive dialogue around teen pregnancy, adolescent sexual health and effective prevention strategies. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children, families, and communities across Texas by preventing unintended teen pregnancies. For more information, please visit www.txcampaign.org.