Category Archives: Facing Challenges

Alive Again

In this powerful blog, former CYWH peer leader Chaseedaw Giles writes about how her experience as a childhood cancer survivor inspired her to organize an amazing fashion show. Alive Again took place on June 27th in Washington DC. While backstage at a DC Fashion Week…

Depressed Teen

Sexual Abuse in the News

The issue of child sexual abuse made a lot of headlines recently when it was revealed that Josh Duggar, whose family starred in the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting”, had sexually abused five young girls when he was a teenager, including four of…

Conquering Conflicts

Conflict. Nobody likes it. Nobody wants it. Nobody wants to deal with it. But that isn’t going to stop it. It’s a part of life and is always going to be. It often actually proves to be one of the most difficult parts of life,…

What is racism?

Our country has made some strides toward equality for all people in the past 100 years. However, a recent video of fraternity brothers singing a racist song went viral and showed that we still have a way to go before racism is a thing of…

Don’t let tests get you down!

Testing is right around the corner and I’m stressing out even though all of my teachers are trying their best to prepare us. I personally am not a testing kind of person. I prefer to do lots of classwork and homework rather than sit down and…

Being an Ally

Bullying anyone is hurtful, especially if it makes the victim feel like no one cares. Some teens are particularly vulnerable to bullying. Did you know that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) youth are twice as likely to be bullied or physically attacked as other…

High School Graduate

Opening Your College Letters – Part 2

What everyone hopes for is that they will be accepted to every single college they applied to, but many times that’s not what happens. It’s very likely that your growing pile of letters in the coming weeks and months will be filled with some “yes’s”…