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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 […]

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Be safe before, during, and after Prom!

Wrapping Up Prom Season

Anticipation mixed with stress, add a dash of worry (for the parents) and you have prom season; there’s nothing like it. There are many events that take place at my school leading up to Prom; one of them being Prom Promise. The entire school meets in the auditorium and we have an hour long presentation.  […]

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Created to Be Me - getting goofy, summer 2011

Created to Be Me – Letters from Camp

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 […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex… Your kids and your grandkids are!

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 […]

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Prom and the teen mom

Prom and the Teen Mom

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 […]

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Mentors Make a Difference

Mentoring Makes a Difference

I am honored to be a guest blogger for Teens Have Choices especially when writing about such an important cause. January is National Mentoring Month and the Lead4Life, Inc. Washington County Diversion Program Mentoring Initiative is proud to be a leading option for Washington County volunteers interested in mentoring. Throughout January, Lead4Life will be raising awareness […]

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Teen Question: Condoms Can Expire?!

Every year, the Washington County Health Department, Girls Inc., and Teens Have Choices partner to deliver a school assembly to public school students in the 9th grade.  More on the school assemblies in another post, but I want to touch on something that one of the students said when a nurse-midwife from the Health Department […]

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Teens Challenged & Entertained at Valley Mall Event

Teens Have Choices and the Washington County Free Library partnered with 20 other local youth agencies and organizations on October 22 to give teens a fun Saturday with free movies, prizes, and entertainment—along with a little information and awareness. Activities at Just Teens! focused on keeping teens safe, healthy and smart when faced with difficult […]

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