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Teen Question: Should I tell my mom I had sex awhile ago? And I’m 13

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 […]

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Teens & social media

What’s Up? Social Media Is

Hey guys! I think I’m always going to start off a blog post by saying that. It’s like my catch phrase. Twenty years ago this wouldn’t have been possible though; you reading this from a computer or phone or me typing on my laptop. Honestly, anybody over eighteen probably sees technology as something crazy that’s […]

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It's Your Game - Keep It Real!

FREE Summer Camp! It’s Your Game, June 17-28.

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 […]

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Let's join together to stop bullying.

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 […]

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R.I.P Laisha Gross: Bullying Will Stop and People Are Here

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. […]

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Circle of 6

Preventing dating violence – there’s an app for that

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 […]

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Teen Question: Should I be able to pick the movie, instead of my mom?

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 […]

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Mentors Make a Difference

Mentoring Creates Memories for a Lifetime

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 […]

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