Teen birth rate drops significantly
According to the Metro Council for Teen Potential, the City of Rochester/Monroe County teen birth rates have dropped significantly from a high in 1990 of 1,255 to a low of 543 teen births as of 2012. More specifically, for the city of Rochester the teen birth rate in 1990 for girls ages 15-19 was 987 and in 2012 dropped to a low of 397 births. The suburban birth rate for teens ages 15-19 in 1990 totaled 254 to a low of 145 births in 2012.
It is uncertain what specifically has caused the significant decrease. It could be argued that teen pregnancy prevention programs are working. Additionally, through general conversation with teen clients in Baden’s Workforce Development Office, teens have indicated that they have observed how their own families have been impacted by teen pregnancy and are delaying pregnancy.
Three new added to Baden’s Board of Directors
At the 113th Annual Meeting of the Board of the Directors on May 9, the Board voted unanimously to add three new members to the Board: Vincent Felder and Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan.
Vincent Felder is the Legislative Aide to New York Assemblyman David F. Gantt. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan is CEO of CHS Project Management LLC. Both have many years of experience in community involvement in the Rochester Community. Vincent and Cynthia will serve a three-year term.