Malachi Stoll, 16, of Bethesda has been named a member of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy’s 2013-14 Youth Leadership Team. The team is a diverse group of 17 teens from across the country, each of whom will serve an 18-month term.
The group held its first meeting in Washington, D.C., this month.
Teens don’t know the many ways to protect themselves and avoid pregnancy, Stoll said. He said he hopes through his work with the nonprofit that he can help educate his peers about the consequences of teen pregnancy.
Team members participate in activities that promote teen pregnancy prevention, such as serving as youth advisers, planning projects in their communities to raise awareness and visiting Capitol Hill to meet with their senators and representatives to discuss the issue.