Coalition gets poor response to inquiry
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An attempt by the Teen Pregnancy Coalition to determine whether parents in Waynesboro want to know more about helping their children avoid teen pregnancy has not drawn much response, an agency official said Monday.
Maria Keyes, clinic manager for the Women, Infants and Children Program in Chambersburg, Pa., and coordinator of the coalition's efforts in Waynesboro, sent stamped, self-addressed postcards to 380 parents of eighth-graders in Waynesboro. The cards asked parents if they received a packet of information about preventing teen pregnancy that was sent to their homes by the coalition.
She said only two or three parents returned the postcards. The low response could jeopardize a March of Dimes grant that pays for the agency's postage and some printing costs.