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The Winner of the 2018 LoveSmart Media Contest – Monique McDonald!

My name is Monique McDonald and I am 17 years of age. I attend John F. Kennedy Educational Complex for Architecture and Construction Trades. After high school, I plan to attend an University to major in Architecture. I like to write poetry and songs, it relaxes me. My favorite genres of music are gospel and reggae. While, I was at the laundromat the lyrics [...]

2018-04-12T03:26:34+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Teens Write|0 Comments

‘The Sequence’ Is the Secret to Success

Go to school, work, marry, have children. Why do we fail to convey this message to poor young people? By Wendy Wang, Wall Street Journal March 27, 2018 https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-sequence-is-the-secret-to-success-1522189894 ‘You should wait until you are older to date.” Growing up in a working-class family in China, I learned this at an early age. Like many Asian parents, my mother stressed the importance of working [...]

2018-04-04T13:44:46+00:00 April 4th, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

CDC cites abstinence as “the surest way to avoid STDs”

The CDC, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, issued a report regarding the "national surveillance data for 2016 on the three notifiable diseases for which there are federally funded control programs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis." In this report, all the diseases being monitored by this government agency saw rates rising within the United States. The following are a few facts regarding chlamydia that can be derived [...]

2018-03-21T04:18:16+00:00 March 21st, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

“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 [...]

2017-12-19T06:45:30+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Teens Write|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

2017-12-19T06:45:51+00:00 September 5th, 2015|Teens Write|0 Comments

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. [...]

2017-12-19T06:46:00+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Parents & Educators|0 Comments

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 [...]

2017-12-19T06:46:09+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Parents & Educators|0 Comments

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” [...]

2017-12-19T06:46:17+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Community Announcements|0 Comments

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|0 Comments