United Way receives national award in fight against teen pregnancy

Milwaukee is receiving national attention for its success in the fight against teen pregnancy. Nicole Angresano from the United Way says Milwaukee was once considered the second worst city in the nation for teen birth rates, and now they've received a Mutual of American Community Partnership Award for their success in reaching out to teenagers through ads, which has resulted in a drop in teen pregnancy rates for the fourth straight year.

Angresano says the campaign was started in 2008, and the goal is to reduce the teen pregnancy rate by 46 percent by 2015 through ads that help empower girls to make the right choices. This past year, the teen pregnancy rate has dropped by 15 percent.

"It's actually working, and that is the only thing that matters. It's great that people are feeling good about talking about it, but at the end of the day, there is only one metric, and that is birth to teens is going down," Angresano said.