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“The Ones Left Behind” by Juan Rubiano

I’m a 17 year old high school student, currently a senior. I don't think my life has been that difficult, but it’s definitely not been perfect. I was born in Cali, Colombia. My mother left my father when I was young to go to the United States in search of a better life for me. Adapting to the schools and language wasn't as hard [...]

2017-03-23T21:37:40+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Teens Write|

5 Things Teens Do Not Know About Sexting But Should

To many of teens, sending sexually explicit content is viewed as a normal way to interact with their peers. They do not see anything wrong with it, especially if they believe that “everyone is doing it.” Meanwhile, other teens engage in sexting because they see it as a joke or because they feel pressured to do so. In fact, research shows that as many [...]

2016-10-09T01:10:58+00:00 October 9th, 2016|News Articles|

Sarah Chisolm

"It was about 4 years ago when I attended my first Free Teens meeting. What I learned from Free Teens within my first two years, I didn't think I would need that advice as I got older, but I was wrong. This organization has taught me that practicing abstinence  and being drug-free can save you from a stressful and dangerous life. Doing drugs can only lead you to [...]

2017-03-23T21:36:22+00:00 September 5th, 2015|Teens Write|

Relationship Intelligence Training found to increase students’ intent to delay sex

Independent evaluators at Montclair State University found that Relationship Intelligence Training risk avoidance education significantly increased students’ intentions to delay sexual involvement compared with students who had not received the program. At a followup survey given 6 – 10 months after receiving 6 hours of RIT education, students were 48% less likely to say they planned to have sex in the next 12 months. [...]

2017-03-23T21:49:00+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Parents & Educators|

I will forever remember her presentation

“I will forever remember her presentation. She got me out of a 3 year relationship I was completely stuck in.” GS 135 twelfth grade students participated in an anonymous survey after receiving the Relationship Intelligence Training presentations by Linda Doering in December 2014. The following reflect the range of those responses. None were negative: What did you like or not like about the program? The program [...]

2017-03-23T21:50:45+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Parents & Educators|

Free Teens member honored with MLK youth recognition award

The Paterson Youth Council and the mayor of Paterson bestowed Khadija Moody with the Youth Recognition Award, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., on January 19, 2015, for her volunteer work, community service, academic accomplishments, and her involvement with Free Teens of Paterson along with other notable organizations. The following is an essay she wrote regarding her experiences with Free Teens: “What I’ve Learned from Free Teens” [...]

2017-03-23T21:47:11+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Community Announcements|

My name is Jerica…

I have recently been to your website looking for answers...i haven't always been this depressed, i have been sexually abused for 7 years and no matter what my family and i do someone always does it. i haven't looked into a sexual relationship for "love" i have all the love i need at home. How many of your volunteers have been through what over [...]

2016-10-13T08:20:13+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Teens Ask|

Amber

Dear Free Teens, I am a college freshman this year, 19, and finally on my own. My religion and culture have always emphasized abstinence until marriage, and I have chosen to obey that principle. When I was a young teenager, I also decided I would not have boyfriend in High School, and would not kiss anyone until after I graduated. I achieved my goals. [...]

2015-09-05T05:12:26+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Teens Write|