Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Youth Opportunity: Write for Represent Publication

17TH ANNUAL SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOP— Application Deadline: June 9th!!! This summer, from July 6th to August 13th, Represent will hold its 17th Annual Summer Writing Workshop at our office in Manhattan. Anyone between the ages of 14 to 20 who lives in a group home, foster home or on a campus (or who used to be in foster care) is eligible to apply. Those selected will write articles for publication in Represent and will receive a $600 stipend upon successful completion of the workshop. Writers also get metrocards and $5/day for lunch. Space is limited so apply early. The deadline for applications is June 8th.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sex has Consequences!!!!

THE NATIONAL DAY HAS ARRIVED- Take the National Day Quiz at http://www.stayteen.org/quiz/.

Today is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. We hope that everyone concerned about teen pregnancy will do what they can to promote this fun and informative online event. The purpose of the National Day is to focus the attention of teens on the importance of avoiding too-early pregnancy and parenthood.

Thanks to the hard work of more than 200 National Day partners, state and local organizations who are organizing National Day events all across the country, and teens themselves, the National Day is already off to a strong start. Already, more than 60,000 teens have participated by taking the National Day Quiz and more than 7,000 have added our National Day "Relationship Reality Pop Quiz" widget to their personal websites and social networking profiles. The advance turnout for this year’s event has simply been amazing and we expect that hundreds of thousands more will participate over the course of the month.

Last year more than 300,000 teens participated in the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. With your help, we hope to reach even more teens this year. Please help spread the word.

Remember, the National Day Quiz and Widget will both online throughout May, so it's not too late to help spread the word. Need some ideas? Check out our Tips for Getting Involved. For more information, visit the National Day section of our website.

As always, thank you for all that you are doing to make the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy an event to remember. Without the dedication and creativity of organizations and individuals such as yourself, we could never have accomplished such an amazing event. We look forward to working with you throughout the year and on the next National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
We'll be in touch soon with the final results from this year's quiz. Stay tuned for more information!