November 2015

For almost 25 years Teenwise Minnesota has been the source on adolescent sexual health in the state. During that time, and with your help, Teenwise has contributed to a record breaking drop in unintended teen pregnancy in Minnesota, increased support for teen parents, and the delivery of high quality youth-centered sexual health education and services.

The Board of Directors and I firmly believe that the mission of Teenwise is valued and needed. However, we have come to the realization that the current organizational model is not sustainable. It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors has moved to close Teenwise Minnesota effective November 30, 2015. Several public and private entities have already stepped up to continue many of Teenwise's key features the field has depended on for so many years. We couldn't be happier.

Please know, we did not come to this decision lightly. Our Board and staff honor and respect the role this organization has played for more than two decades. We appreciate your good thoughts and your patience in this difficult time.

And for everyone who gave of their time, talent and "treasure," we want to thank you for the service you provided to the organization and to the young people of Minnesota.

Lastly, the site will remain active, including links to documents and other sexual health websites, through the end of February 2016. Please feel free to "grab" any information of use to your work.

Warm regards,

Teenwise Board of Directors and Staff