Teen Truths

Latino Parents Talk About Sex? by Maria Isela Ventura

Written by Maria Isela Ventura, Middle School Student  Latino parents talking about sex?   Sounds unusual. Why would our guardians ever have the need to do it? Growing up in a Hispanic household, I heard the word ‘sex’ quite often. I was taught the rules of sexual relationships at a very young age. Growing up in such […]

What PREP Has Meant To Me; A Teen’s Perspective on Community Engagement

Community Engagement Pregnancy prevention can take a variety of directions when trying to reach teens. During the summertime in Garfield County Colorado teen interns are paid for their community engagement while volunteering at local events, festivals like Strawberry Days and with other non-profit agencies; some of which have very different missions than preventing teen pregnancy. […]

Give Them an Inch: Condom Use Instruction

You know the saying, ‘give them an inch, and they’ll take a mile’? Well, give these two PREP interns freedom to create with medically accurate, age appropriate sexual health knowledge, and you get an instructional video on proper condom use! While the singing isn’t pitch perfect, the steps to proper condom use are indeed correct. […]

Poetry From the Heart; No Rhyme but Reason

Youth Voice thru the Spoken Word This summer Garfield County PREP teens were given the opportunity to create original drug PSA’s with the intention of presenting at a youth open mic night in a local community. Some of the teens chose to create videos to deliver their drug prevention message. Josefina Venegas of Rifle, CO […]

Making An Environmental Impact; A Tale of Green Strawberries

During the annual Strawberry Days Festival in Glenwood Springs, volunteers work to reduce the environmental impact such a popular event brings to a community.  Garfield County PREP teen interns returned for a second year to engage with their community while making an environmental difference serving as Green Strawberries. Here are some highlights of their work: Alyssa […]