LAUSD, Compton Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Fights for Survival

"There was no warning, it took us by surprise"

A sex education program serving Los Angeles and Compton Unified School District students is reeling after the Trump administration informed them that their funding will be cut, NBC4 media partner KPCC reports.

The "Keeping it Real Together" program is one of more than 80 teen pregnancy prevention programs around the country that have been informed by the Office of Adolescent Health - overseen by the Department of Human Services - that their grant funding will be trimmed.

"There was no warning, it took us by surprise," said Dr. Kristin Meyer, the Director of Youth Prevention Programs with the L.A. County Department of Public Health division of HIV & STD programs.

While the future of the program looks bleak, the Meyer said that they are "working very hard with our community partners and partners across the country to look at sustainable routes forward."

Read more at KPCC.

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