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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 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

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


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|0 Comments