MemTV is a collaborative effort of over 30 agencies and organizations in the Greater Mid South.
A future where all teens are taught comprehensive sex education, teens' onset of sexual intercourse is delayed, teen pregnancies are reduced and teen parents are provided with assistance.
Coordinated community response to teen pregnancy and parenting that includes:
- Comprehensive sex education for teens including abstinence and contraceptive information
- Services, support, and education to pregnant and parenting teens
- Strong policies and programs that promote adolescent sexual health
- Dedicated to making resources for teens and teen parents more transparent and easily accessible
- Promote a non-judgmental environment where teens have access to comprehensive sex education
- Promote strategies that focus on both boys and girls
- Promote programs based on evidence and best practices
Chair – Rebecca Terrell, CHOICES.
Vice Chair – Reginald Johnson, Boys Inc.
Secretary – Tera Upshaw, United Healthcare
Treasurer – Ruth Hamblen, Early Success Coalition, LeBonheur Children's Hospital
Dr. Lynda Sagrestano, Center for Research on Women, University of Memphis
Lou Gettings, Memphis City Schools
LaTonia Blankenship, National Coalition of 100 Black Women of Greater Memphis
Gwen Brown, Teen Pregnancy & Parenting Success
Dr. Glenda Moses, Memphis & Shelby County Health Department
Working Group Co-Chairs
Cherisse Scott, SisterReach
Tera Upshaw, United Healthcare
Elokin Capece, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region
Elizabeth Shelley, YWCA
Charlie Caswell, Rangeline CDC
Summer Owens, S.O. What? LLC
Brenda Kyles, Shelby County Health Department
Policy & Advocacy
Babs Feibelman, Consultant, Children's Foundation
Claudia Haltom, A Step Ahead Foundation