Teen Truths

Maria Isela Ventura

Introducing Teen Author, Isela Ventura

To me, Isela Ventura, happiness is key. My heart has decided for itself that writing is what makes me happy. Set that aside, and you’ll find out that educating satisfies my soul. So here I am. I want to grow through PREP and I would like for my readers to do the same along my […]

Teen Truths Becomes a Reality

Introducing Teen Truths’ Youth Authors Have you ever wanted to get inside the thoughts of a teenager and hear the raw, uncensored truths of their teen world? Yes? No? Certainly, there was a time when I wanted little to do with teenagers; there’s a reason I was an elementary teacher, no? So, call me crazy […]

Define Youtself

Labeling Students by Maria Isela Ventura

In this generation, it’s not just easy to judge anymore. Yet, labeling students has become routine. We believe that because someone has a history or comes from a different culture that we will view certain things differently. In very few cases, it’s true. But not always. Being a teenager in a high school, I can […]

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Teens CAN Make Healthy Decisions. Ask Them How!

Every summer the Garfield County PREP interns tie dye a t-shirt to wear when engaging in their community and representing the PREP program. The shirt is designed to encourage adult-child communication by stating that teens CAN make healthy decisions. Then, we tempt you to ‘ask them how‘. Because PREP is a sexuality health education program, […]

Life Changing Decisions

Life Changing Decisions Hello, my name is Sami.  This is my true teen pregnancy story about when I got pregnant. I was 15 at the time.  I had only been with the guy for about 2 months. I didn’t really know anything about sex.  I didn’t even bother and make sure to use a condom. […]

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A Teen’s Perspective On Today’s Issues

A Teen’s Perspective on Today’s Social Issues Maria Esquivel is a current senior at Basalt High School who has chosen to interpret a teen’s perspective on social issues through art as her capstone project. She has created a series of political cartoons in various mediums inspired by a few of many problems in today’s society […]