Teen Vogue: "SEXUAL HEALTH + IDENTITY 20 of the Biggest Questions About Your First Time Having

Let's talk about sex. Link to article on teenvogue.com (c)Universal Pictures/Everett Collection. Your first time having sex can be a tricky, scary and confusing thing. And it doesn’t help that as of now, only 24 states in the U.S. require schools to have sex education programs, leaving most people with a lot of questions and no answers. For starters, people define "sex" in different ways. It can include vaginal, oral, anal sex, and other activities, but today we're focusing on vaginal sex, which refers to penis-in-vagina intercourse. Maybe you've already learned about sex in school, from friends, from parents, or somewhere online, and maybe you're not ready to have sex yet — which is totally

Jennifer Freed’s SEL Formula: Attitude, Harmony, Achievement

Published in themeetinghouseafterschool.org Just as we do at the Meeting House, Jennifer Freed believes that social and emotional skills are critical to a child’s ability to succeed in school, build healthy relationships, and develop a strong sense of self-esteem. Unfortunately, these skills take a backseat in our traditional education system. In 1999, Jennifer and a colleague founded AHA! -- which stands for attitude, harmony, and achievement -- as a way to empower teens to create “peaceful and connected communities” and as a means of closing the achievement gap. How does this work? How does an after school program emphasizing social-emotional skills help students who might otherwise strugg

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