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The Institute for Relationship Intelligence reaches thousands of teens each year in urban & suburban areas of NJ/PA and other states with messages of healthy relationships, self-leadership and service to others.

In the last decade, I.R.I. has reached more than 130,000 youth, helping them to focus on achieving their future dreams and avoiding the traps that could endanger their lives and goals!

The Institute for Relationship Intelligence is a 501c3 nonprofit organization (EIN 22-3301766). All donations are deeply appreciated and tax-deductible.

LoveSmarts® 2020 Newsletter

Recent Articles

Why Comedian Chris Rock Doesn’t Watch Porn Anymore

November 14th, 2021|News Articles|

Chris Rock and his wife of 16 years divorced not long ago, and in his stand-up special,
he cites porn as a big reason why.

October 15, 2021

“One of the things I’ve done in the last year, not just going to therapy, I’ve gotten off of social media. I got off all social media, I don’t watch pornography anymore, and my brain is like—I’m focused, man.”

This quote is from Chris Rock during a podcast interview in September 2020 (FTND note: the content in the interview discusses political and religious issues on which FTND has no stance as a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit).

In the […]

Inspirational Quotes

Community Articles

Creating a Culture of High Expectations for all Youth

January 6th, 2021|Community Articles|

By Linda Doering, SRAS

To learn about the research on the “Pygmalion Effect,” especially as it concerns developing the “high expectations” of Teaching Professionals in their own classrooms was enlightening and profound. Something that has always been hidden in plain sight: drawing out our students’ potential through believing in them and putting that belief, as Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Educators, into action vs. their self-defeating self-talk such as “I am a product of my past experience and current environment.”

Not only can this be an advantage for students and parents, but also for teachers themselves, as they draw out that budding […]

YOU A WINNER! Music Video Premiere

November 28th, 2020|Community Articles|

We’re sure you’ll enjoy another music video created at the 2020 Free Teens Media Summit in Edison, NJ on the weekend of October 23-25, 2020. It’s called “You a Winner!” The video actors included Jah’shaya Primus, Darlene Chen, Trenazah Jackson, Zyair Hansford and Yvonne Turner.