Denver program that fights teen pregnancy ends after Trump administration cuts funding

Posted at 7:02 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 21:39:25-04

DENVER -- A Denver non-profit focused on teen pregnancy prevention will close its doors due to federal budget cuts.

Colorado Youth Matter will be forced end operations the end of this year after funding cuts by the Trump administration, the organization said.

Nearly 92 percent of the organization’s funding comes from the federal government. Executive Director Andrea Miller says the program has proven to be successful. 

“We are giving students options and giving them information that hopefully could lead them to some healthy choices through their lives, no matter their political beliefs or religious or home value,” Miller said. “The trump administration and some of the people in the Health and Human services are just not on that same page.”

The closure of Colorado Youth Matter will mean Denver teachers won't be getting sex education training anymore. Miller says the program was vital to making Colorado one of the states with the lowest teen pregnancy rates.