Category Archives: Newsletter Articles


Summer Fun

Summer is finally here and everyone is excited to get out of “hibernation”. Many of you may have summer activities already planned, but for those of you who don’t know what to do with your free time, here are some suggestions: Volunteer: Volunteering your time…

Falling Asleep

Good Night! Teens and Sleep

Most (if not all) teens love sleeping, but more often than not they don’t get enough. Sleep is vital to our well–being because while we sleep, our bodies carry out important functions such as strengthening our immune system. Teens are supposed to get 8 ½…

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Gearing Up for College

Many high school juniors are under the impression that senior year is going to be stressful due to the workload and the college application process; but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re planning to apply to college, here are things you’ll need to keep…


Preventing Destructive Decisions: Contract for Life

Are you familiar with the Contract for Life? Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) designed a contract that facilitates communication between young people and their parents about potentially destructive decisions related to alcohol, drugs, peer pressure, and behavior. In this contract, a teen acknowledges the many…

Social Networking

Social Networking Advice

Social networking has become very popular, especially among adolescents. The sites range from older networks such as Migente, Blackplanet, Xanga, and Myspace to the newer and more popular ones, such as Facebook and Twitter. Social networks definitely have advantages; they allow you to keep in…

Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure

Most teens are affected by peer pressure in some way but they may not consciously realize it. Peer pressure is when a friend, classmate, or someone you know tries to convince you to do something you don’t want to do, or you know is wrong….


Winter Health Tips

It always makes good sense to take good care of yourself, but during this time of year it’s particularly important to do all you can to reduce your risk of catching the flu. Winter is the time of year when flu germs are lurking all…