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5, April 2010

Save the date:

What: STAR Guide Alumni dinner

When: 11, April 2010
Sunday, 5 p.m.

Where: Hunan Dynasty Restaurant
215 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

Who: For former, current, and future STAR (Students Teaching Abstinence  & Responsibility) Guides.

Join us to celebrate your accomplishments and your future success!
We will be honoring Erica Smith, Ethleen Sawyer, and Kyungmi Ayad for their work as STAR Guides.

We now have paid opportunities for STAR Guides to work part time now through 19, June 2010. Come, enjoy a great free dinner, and get involved to help youth in our community.

Contact phone: 202-558-5550
Cell phone: 202-255-4567

 

STAR Guide reflection:
By: Kyungmi Nadia Ayad

Since I was about twelve or thirteen years old, I have been in and out of different programs that taught about HIV/AIDS, STDs, and above all, abstinence. I loved every one of the programs. Each was unique and focused on different, creative ways to spread the word and touch as many people as possible.

Most people don't understand the importance of abstinence, and how it truly affects the lives of others, and one's self. It isn't easy for people to understand or even care about this; sometimes, until they have no where else to turn. As I mentioned earlier, I had been in abstinence programs up into high school. Though once in high school, it got harder to go, then secondary, and by my sophomore year, unnecessary. I thought, ďI got this down,Ē and for a while, I did. But influences are like pressure cookers, just a little heat, for a long period of time, and if you arenít tough, you may not make it out in one piece. I suppose that is part of the reason why they call it peer pressure.

Especially as teens, who doesnít want to be a part of something? We connect to each other, and always want to keep up. Itís what we do. So, it becomes essential to know where your boundaries are, even more so, not to make exceptions. Trust me, the more you edge toward that line, you start edging over the line, then you find yourself at the point of indecision. Well, when it comes to abstinence, indecision is a decision. I learned that to the point where it is rock reality.

That is why it is so incredibly important to have programs, and be a part of programs like ULTRA Teen Choice. They are that support you need, and they help you keep your head on straight during the times when everything else is spinning around you. You donít have to be worrying what you may catch or whether or not a baby is on the way and whether or not to preserve its life. In these and other ways, you can keep dreaming big, with your goals and steps in sight and not have to worry about not being a part of something. You are a part of something, with people who respect your decisions.

 

 

 

  

 

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The War on Intimacy

by Richard Panzer and Mary Ann Mosack

Do you know what is being taught in your child's sex education class?
Where did the current ideas about sex education come from?
What is meant when some curricula talk about "abstinence".
Why are condoms promoted so heavily in some curricula, and abstinence ignored.
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Helpful Links

For Teens & Young Adults:
Free Teens USA
Miss the Mess

For Parents
http://www.ultrateenchoice.org/
http://www.abstinenceassociation.org/

http://www.abstinenceworks.org/

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