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Free Teens Mission Statement To support the creation of a positive youth culture in the U.S. that honors self-reliance, respectful relations between the sexes, marriage and parenthood, and service to others. Through educational activities and media o... Read more
To support the creation of a positive youth culture in the U.S. that honors self-reliance, respectful relations between the sexes, marriage and parenthood, and service to others.
Through educational activities and media outreach, Free Teens USA seeks to help young people to value their lives, their health and their future goals including productive work, marriage, parenthood and family.
Through educational activities and media outreach, Free Teens USA seeks to help young people to develop leadership skills that would allow them to avoid addictive or destructive behaviors that would damage the achieving of their future goals.
Through educational activities and media outreach, Free Teens USA seeks to help young people to develop the positive relationship skills that will enhance their future careers, marriages, and communities.
Through educational activities and media outreach, Free Teens USA seeks to empower parents and educators with the knowledge, awareness and tools to take a proactive role in the lives of the young people they care about.
This Free Teens Leadership Training AmeriCorps*VISTA project is designed to strengthen community support for teen abstinence as a means to empower youth to reach higher levels of education and to achieve their future goals including the goals of many to have lasting love relationships that will lead to greater formation of healthy marriages and increased numbers of children raised by committed, married parents. Decades of research have shown that, even in distressed, lower income communities, children raised by committed, married parents benefit from increased economic resources and demonstrate greater achievement in school, emotional and physical health and lower rates of incarceration or involvement with juvenile delinquency. Low marriage rates in the many urban communities have led to decreased hope in the possibility of marriage and less awareness of the importance of delaying sexual involvement, ideally until marriage, or at least until one has reached self-sufficiency and ready to establish a committed, monogamous relationship. Free Teens Leadership Training is designed to raise awareness and community support for the abstinence lifestyle and for the importance of creating healthy male-female relationships that will lead to healthy marriages, better parenting and more committed fathers. The selected communities, which include Jersey City, Paterson, and Elizabeth, NJ, have significant needs.
You will be trained in the areas of Parent/Community Outreach and in grantwriting. Your involvement in Community Outreach will allow Free Teens USA to interact with more community and civic organizations and to develop new strategies and educational materials for parents and community organizations, broadening the impact of the Free Teens Leadership Training message, and creating partnerships that will allow this program to be integrated more widely in the selected communities. In addition, VISTA members will assist with outreach to college students to recruit volunteers to mentor high school students in selected schools.