We Want Healthy Futures For Our Youth

I chose to become an educator because I want to equip youth with the tools necessary to be successful. Sexual health education particularly spoke to me because I know the potential outcomes of early sexual involvement and how these outcomes can have lasting impacts. Here at Teen emPower! Inc., we believe every young person deserves…

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Positive Youth Development

Stevie spends extra time after school, hanging out with friends instead of going home. Those friends sometimes do things Stevie doesn’t feel comfortable with, but Stevie doesn’t have many options since there’s no money for after school programs and other opportunities. Stevie often shows up late to school and misses most of first period, which…

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Developmental Assets and Why They Matter

Lead Author: Aicha Diop I had just finished my teaching session and we were going around the room talking about what we learned. One student raised their hand and said, “I learned I can say no.”  Admittedly, I was taken aback because of the many layers this answer carried. In that moment I realized I…

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