The Collaboration’s history is rich with tenacity, hard work, and a driving passion to improve the lives of young people in central Oklahoma. Despite impactful and inspiring progress, Oklahoma has the 4th highest teen birth rate in the nation, and Oklahoma County still holds the highest number of teen births in the state.
In 2019, Thrive embarked on a strategic planning process that allowed us to listen to and learn from experts and residents of our community. Community voices, combined with a local and national data and policy review, guided the creation of the Collaboration’s next steps and informed our new common agenda, inclusive of a new goal to:
Reduce Oklahoma County’s Teen Birth Rate by an additional 25% by 2025