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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, […]

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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 StayTeen.org to participate in the popular National Day Quiz, which delivers teen pregnancy prevention messages and challenges […]

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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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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 […]

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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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