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 StayTeen.org to participate in the popular National Day Quiz, which delivers teen pregnancy prevention messages and challenges […]
I’m very excited to present our 2011-2012 State of Our Teens Report! In the report, we outline the many ways in which we were able to reach 3,177 teens in person, and 7,562 people online from July 2011 through June 2012. Some additional highlights include: The number of teen births stayed about the same in 2011 […]
Teen Question: What if you feel pressured to have sex with your boyfriend because you’re afraid to lose him?
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 […]
In yesterday’s post, I talked about Washington County’s high teen birth rate, my conviction that our young people need accurate information about sex to counter all the misinformation that they get from the media, and my discovery of and involvement with Teens Have Choices and Just Say Know. I then wrote about Created to Be […]
Let me start by sharing my brief bio with you: I am a native of Washington County, grew up in Hagerstown and graduated from North High. I was an active youth group member at First Christian Church, Hagerstown, and attended every youth camp I could in our Region. I felt so connected to the camp […]
A young woman who had gotten pregnant in high school reached out to us and offered to share her story so that local teens could learn from her experience. Yesterday, I had the honor of hearing her speak at Boonsboro High School’s Prom Promise – a pre-prom rally that the entire school attends to learn […]
I’m very excited to present our 2010-2011 Annual Report to the Community! In the report, we outline the many ways in which we were able to reach 8,962 teens over the past year. Some additional highlights include: The number of teen births dropped again in 2010! Births to Washington County teenagers (ages 15-19) have dropped […]