June 17th – 21st or 24th – 28th, grade 7; June 17th – 28th, grade 8 & 9 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Guys and girls, if you’re going into 7th, 8th or 9th grade for the 2013-14 school year and want something fun to do this summer, grab a friend and join us for a FREE Summer [...]
Bullying and What Goes on in a Teen’s Life in 2013 – Part 2 of Bullying Will Stop and People Are Here
Hey guys, this is my follow up blog for my initial one about the death of Laisha Gross. I felt that I had missed some key points about bullying and I had more to explain about what happens in school. I hope any speculation or ideas can be reaffirmed in a different way in this [...]
Hey guys, before you keep on reading, it would be nice if you stopped for a brief moment of silence. On Sunday, February 17, 2013, Laisha Gross attempted suicide by hanging. The young girl did not die right away, but was sent to a D.C. hospital where she died on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:15 A.M. [...]
Warning: this post includes a description of my personal experience with sexual assault. While it is not graphic (consider it PG-13), it is intense. It was an early summer afternoon – lovely, sunny, warm and clear – when he stopped by my house unexpectedly the day after his high school graduation. I was 17 years [...]
At Teens Have Choices, we invite teens to ask about anything that’s on their minds, and we do our best to provide a response that is both sincere and caring, while pointing out additional resources that may be needed. If one teen is asking, we know that other teens are wondering the same thing, but [...]
As National Mentoring Month comes to an end, I am prompted to look at the accomplishments of the month. The Lead4Life, Inc. Mentoring Program is delighted to be a partnering nonprofit with Teens Have Choices. I want to thank Shalom and Janis for all their hard work promoting youth development in Washington County and allowing [...]
I admire the youth of today. They have so many educational opportunities to excel them into a bright employment future. There is an academic shift to the sciences and math in the school system to prepare high school students for future job markets. Some teens take full advantage of these opportunities. They can handle school, [...]
For this week’s National Mentoring Month post, let’s take a closer look at two of our mentor/mentee matches. Antoine and Marco Marco is a quiet 13 year old. When I first met Marco, he barely spoke and only mumbled in response to my questions. Marco has excellent attendance in school, but his grades could use [...]
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