NOT CANCELLED

POEM TO THE FREE TEENS FAMILY IN THE MIST OF A PANDEMIC

LoveSmarts.org/FreeTeensYouth.org – NOT CANCELLED

SPEAKING WITH FREE TEENS MEMBERS AND STAFF – NOT CANCELLED

COMMUNICATING AND TALKING WITH FAMILY – NOT CANCELLED

SINGING, LAUGHING, STUDYING, READING – NOT CANCELLED

MAKING GOOD DECISIONS – NOT CANCELLED

PRAYING AND MEDITATING – NOT CANCELLED

A MESSAGE OF LOVE AND SOLIDARITY AND HOPE NEVER CANCELLED!

From the PATERSON COOL KIDS Free Teens Club

2020-03-25T11:16:06+00:00March 24th, 2020|Teens Write, News Articles|0 Comments

“Why I Choose”

Selected poems from “Cool Kids” club in Paterson

I choose to stay true to myself

by Shamya Winstead

18 and a virgin, wasn’t nothing easy about this journey.
From the temptation, peer pressure, and social media.
I choose to stay true to myself.
I really don’t need anybody else.
Between school and work,
I had my hands full and wasn’t looking to get in any dirt.
As long as I have my old school songs.
I could do no wrong.
These boys were just looking for some new toy.
And that’s why I’m still 18 and a virgin.

Is he worthy?

by Nyzay Richardson

Scared and afraid
Is it gonna hurt?
Am I ready?
To let someone to […]

2018-07-19T07:18:10+00:00July 19th, 2018|Teens Write|1 Comment

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 to my song “I should of waited” just came to me; I started typing away and forgot all about folding my clothes.

2018-04-12T03:26:34+00:00April 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 as expected. Soon I had a stepfather who became a big part of my life and then a younger brother who is fun to bother

Growing up, I had many friends who did drugs and sometimes hooking up […]

2017-12-19T06:45:30+00:00October 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 three places: 1. The hospital. 2. In prison. 3. Six feet under. Now let’s face it, no mother want to talk to their child through a window or even bury their child. No mother should go […]
2017-12-19T06:45:51+00:00September 5th, 2015|Teens Write|0 Comments

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. I know some of the girls at my school that got pregnant in High School, or had irresponsible sex, and felt bad about it. I never had to worry about it, because I made the choices before […]

2015-09-05T05:12:26+00:00August 18th, 2015|Teens Write|0 Comments