In 2006, Caterpillar Foundation partner, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, helped the city develop a public awareness campaign to prevent teen pregnancy. It worked with local businesses, media outlets, hospitals, churches and schools to revise health and sexual education curriculums. Today, the teen pregnancy rate has decreased by 50%. Milwaukee's success story has garnered national attention, including recognition from the White House Council for Community Solutions. By reducing teen births, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and its partners are also helping to create healthier, safer communities where more children succeed in school and more families are able to achieve financial stability.
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