“You’re suppose to be changing the world… Not changing diapers”.

In our generation today teenage pregnancy is not out of the social norm. The Candies Foundation made it evident that kids, and teens today should be focusing on their own lives right now, and to delay pregancy. Launched in June of 2001, The Candies Foundation has been promoting anti- teen pregnacy especially with celebrity endorsements like Hillary Duff, Vanessa Hudgens, and Hayden Panettiere. Their main goal is to influence teen culture going beyond awareness. The Candies foundation believes that their campaigns make a difference. In fact, research has even shown that teens who have become exposed to this foundation are more than likely to view teen pregnancy in a new light. They also grow to see the disfigured views that media portrays about teen pregnancy, and grow more to the idea of waiting to become sexually active.

Over 600,000 teenage girls will become pregnant this year. This foundation aims to change the overall view of sex, and teen pregnancy. The foundation consistently provides many resources of credibility with reliable facts along with endorsers that this generation look up to as role models. The Candies Foundation also holds a series of blogs from teen moms that also inform other teenagers from the day in the lifestyle of a teenage mother and the challenges that they may bring. Through several different outlets, The Candies Foundation continues to push their mission statement within PSA’s, events, and even creating the Cry Baby App- an opportunity that not only shows teens what it’s like to have a baby, but even how to care for them.

The overall outcome results in factual statistics of teens who become exposed, and informed of the challenges, and burdens of teen pregnancy through The Candies Foundation are persuaded to become more logistic when it comes down to sex and their outcomes. Abstinence, knowing the facts, and real life stories are how The Candies Foundation makes the difference in teen culture today concerning teen pregnancy. The Candies Foundation is held to be more of an operating foundation than a grant making foundation. They focus on reaching bigger audiences, and catching the attention of teens everywhere to wait to have children, or become sexually active until they are adults. This foundation became such an eye-opener that it grew to partner with bigger organization to share the committment of teen pregnancy like StayTeen.org, Seventeen, and also Sex etc. Their campaigns have reached millions across America, and raising over $1,000,000 for charities through their series of events, and outlets for anti-teen pregnancy. Overall The Candies Foundation wants to remind the youth of today that they have so much to offer this world, but the challenges may become extremely difficult especially when have to change diapers at the same time.

For more information go to thecandiesfoundation.org

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