The Children’s Aid Society Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program has enjoyed over ten years of success and counting. While we never equate our program as a quick-fix to the issue of adolescent pregnancy, we do like to measure our success. In addition to the following article, the most up-to-date articles can be viewed on the Children’s Aid Society web site.
Planned Parenthood of South Palm Beach & Broward Counties “Exceptional Women & Men of 2006”
January 6, 2023
Dr. Michael Carrera, the Director of The Children’s Aid Society’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, was honored by the Planned Parenthood of South Palm Beach & Broward Counties as one of their “Exceptional Women and Men of 2006” at the organization’s 32 nd Anniversary Gala & Auction on January 6. Dr. Carrera was honored for his nearly 50 years of work in the field and for the holistic, youth development model he developed to address the devastating issue of teen pregnancy and childbearing. Celebrity guest speaker Jane Fonda shared her deep commitment to teen pregnancy prevention with the audience, and praised as Dr. Carrera for his important work and guidance. Some 250 guests listened to powerful speeches by the ten honorees, who along with Dr. Carrera were: U.S. Representative Robert Wexler; former State Representative Christopher Smith; Palm Beach County Tax Collector and former State Representative Anne Gannon; Broward County School Board and former State Representative Eleanor Sobel; Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin; activists and community leaders Gale Butler and Ellen Sanders Galkin; and Sam Jordan, Director of Operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County.
The Children’s Aid Society was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-sectarian agencies, serving more than 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation.