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Got Books? Share your outgrown children’s books!

Do you have any children’s books that you’ve “outgrown”? Put them to good use by donating them to the second annual Community Book Drive! New and gently used children’s books, suitable for ages 0 to 11, are being collected at various locations in Washington County (including the offices of Teens Have Choices!) through September 30. […]

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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 […]

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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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Candlelight vigil for our community's young people

Memorial Recreation to Host Candlelight Vigil

Young people in our community have been touched by violence and by the tragic loss of a young life this week. Memorial Recreation Center, Inc. is hosting a candlelight vigil at 7 pm on Monday, February 25, as part of a STOP the VIOLENCE/STOP the ABUSE campaign. Together, we can work together to recognize and […]

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A Youth Pastor’s Perspective on Teen Suicide

In light of a recent teen suicide tragedy, one of my students said, “I don’t understand how someone could be so upset to do that to themselves.” Sometimes, no matter how together a person may seem on the outside, the inside may be full of hurt and pain. This pain can be completely consuming, overwhelming. […]

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I have a dream

Join us January 21 for the “I Have a Dream…” photo booth for teens and children

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!” Dr. King had a powerful vision for our […]

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Supporting Teens Have Choices begins with a B….

Update: I’m very sorry to announce that we will have to cancel our Spelling Bee that was to be held  Saturday, Jan. 12. Unfortunately, we did not have enough people register, and it wouldn’t have been much fun without more participation!  We hope to try this fundraiser at a later date, and will let you […]

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