February 2000

DC Campaign Launch, The White House Indian Treaty Room and First Annual Conversation Changers awards: Life Pieces to Masterpieces; Teen Life Choices; Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care; Children’s National Medical Center, Generations Program; Children’s National Medical Center, Teens Against the Spread of AIDS (TASA); Covenant House Washington

First Teen Town Hall meeting was held at Children’s National Medical Center led by TASA

Press conference announcing the findings of a public opinion survey from a series of focus groups and telephone surveys of adult and teen District residents conducted in 1999, Common Sense: Teens and Adults Speak Out About Teen Pregnancy in the District of Columbia was released

Comic book, It Just Happened, created by the Youth Leadership Task Force, published and released at a briefing hosted by Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton on Capitol Hill

Created comprehensive public relations plan for Mayor Anthony Williams

Media briefing on the $747 Million Question, a publication that shows that for every dollar the District government spends on the consequences of teen pregnancy, it spends less than one penny on prevention

Have Faith in Youth launched with 10 faith-based institutions that asked churches to open their doors one night a week for neighborhood teens to provide a meal, mentor and meaningful conversation

DC Campaign convened the Child Sex Abuse Prevention Task Force with Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc., DC Action for Children, Unity Health Care, and Covenant House, to examine the issue and incidence of statutory rape in the District of Columbia