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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 […]

Internet Safety 101

June is Internet Safety Month. What does Internet safety mean, exactly, and why is it so important? First, and most importantly, it means protecting your privacy. The Internet is a vast and wonderful resource. It’s fun to catch up with old friends and to make new ones on social media, to discover music, watch videos, […]

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 […]

Washington County Gives

Washington County Gives, Today!

Washington County Gives, Today! Today’s the Day! Washington County Gives Day, to be specific! Today, May 2,  the Washington County community will come together for 24 hours of generosity. From 12am-11:59pm a share of every donation made to local nonprofits will be matched with a pool of $30,000 in funds provided by the major sponsors and […]

Everybody’s Doing It: Taking the National Day Quiz

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and tomorrow, May 1, is the 12th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. On the National Day and throughout the month of May, teens nationwide will be asked to visit to participate in the popular National Day Quiz, which delivers teen pregnancy prevention messages and challenges […]

Youth AIDS Day

April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

If you are a teenager, you’ve never known a world without HIV and AIDS. Want to change this for future generations? Join us today as we participate in the first National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day – a day to learn about the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people as well as a day […]

Kick Butts Day 2013

#tobaccotargetsme – A Kick Butts Day Game Changer

Teens Have Choices invites you to participate in Kick Butts Day 2013 on March 20.  Join the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: For decades, Big Tobacco has marketed its deadly and addictive products to young people like you. Thanks to a 2009 law passed by Congress, the Food and Drug Administration has restricted some forms of […]

“I want to be an inspiration”

The following essay was written by a student at E. Russell Hicks Middle School: Words enveloping your soul; embracing it as the pieces are cut- as if you were a piece of paper. Standing there silently as they tear you apart. As the pieces of your heart fall to the ground, you pick them back […]