Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

Giving Teenagers a New View of Their Future By involving adults, Michael Carrera helps young people believe in themselves

Here was a man out of place. A slender man dressed in a stylish business suit, he sat by himself, night after night, in the bustling entryway of the Dunlevy Milbank Center in the middle of Harlem. His narrow face bore a trusting smile that masked a dogged purpose. He was trying to teach a course on human sexuality for neighborhood parents, and often nobody came. But he kept showing up. Michael Carrera, professor and prophet, understood that as a white man and an outsider he needed the parents' support if he wanted to come to their community to help their...

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