As part of a program to prevent teenage pregnancy, a nonprofit community organization and the Lennox School District on Friday opened the doors of the Lennox Teen Pregnancy Prevention Center.
The district and the Richstone Family Center created the center for a pregnancy prevention program that has been operating in the district for more than a year. The site is at Lennox Middle School and will serve about 2,000 students.
The facility will provide counselors with space to meet with high-risk students in a confidential setting. Those who coordinate "It Takes Two"--the program that educates students about the costs and responsibilities of having children--will also use the space.
Betty Goodin, director of the center, said the program emphasizes abstinence and the new center will make expanded services possible.
"Our new space is much needed and valued," Goodin said. "It will give a place to give students more individual attention."