Everywhere I go, adults and young people alike share with me some of the myths they've heard about sex, pregnancy, and birth control. Clearly, there are some confused and misinformed people out…Continue
Most of the time you don't see as many teen guys as you see teen girls worrying about having sex. A reason for that would be the woman is the one who carries the child for nine months. If a guy was…Continue
Why do we keep going back to the ones that hurt us? Why do you choose to have sex, even knowing dangers that can come with it? better yet, why do you wait for sex? That is what i want to know. So can…Continue
REACH Upstate will be hosting Teen Pregnancy Prevention Classes for the youth of our community starting in September!
Is it just me or is teenage pregnancy totally glamorized now? Every time I log onto facebook someone else has tagged 50 of my friends on a picture of their newborn or 3 month old baby. THAT SCARES ME! I'm not saying that new life shouldn't be celebrated, i'm just saying that a chill runs down my spine when I realize that we, the youth that choose to press pause and WAIT, have become the minority. I am simply not ready to have a baby right now, and I refuse to believe that many of the…Continue
Working in education, I know that Spring Break can be a great time to relax and recharge before the sprint-to-the-end-of-the-semester begins. But I also know that it can be a dangerous time for teens and young adults who are traveling and perhaps not always thinking about their safety.
I just blogged about Spring Break safety on the education page of GoUpstate.com (…Continue
This week's blog post is written by Sheila Snoddy who works with the GIrl Scouts and is an active member of the Not Right Now Community Action Group.
As a teenager growing up, I experienced many wonderful relationships that were all different in nature. My relationship with my parents, friends, teachers, church and community members, each had their own, unique way of making me understand and feel that I was important to them and that they wanted to have a healthy…Continue
The Point Teen Health Center is no longer Spartanburg's best kept secret. Thanks to Dustin Wyatt of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, word is out about this great reproductive health resource for Spartanburg youth!Continue
Not Right Now Spartanburg is challenging everyone to post a photo a day during the month of February so that we can celebrate the day of love all month long! Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, this gives you an opportunity to capture and share all those things you love. We hope everyone gets excited about this month-long project and uploads some fun, love-filled photos! Please see the flier below for more information...…Continue
While attending a recent youth workshop on social media hosted by the SC Campaign’s FABULOUS Health Communications Specialist Taylor Wilson, I learned a few things about the art of social media. My discoveries included:
1) As a blogger, I tend to RANT. If you look back at any of my previous blogs on Personal Perspectives, you’ll notice that I’m often motivated to write because something or someone has ticked me off (see my blog on lingerie football if you don’t believe…Continue
It's okay. You can admit it. You wouldn't be the first person to be a Teen Mom or 16 and Pregnant addict. Adults and young people alike find themselves being pulled into the saga of the day-to-day lives of the real life "characters" on these two reality shows. For Teen Mom in particular, we've been able to follow a much larger span of time to learn not just what having a baby is like but also what living with a toddler is like, what it's like to juggle relationships with…Continue
This blog post appeared in the June 21 edition of GoUpstate.com's Campus Leader section and was written by Not Right Now Community Action Group member and College Hub Executive Director Dr. Carrie DuPre.
Teen pregnancy – that’s the top reason cited by teen girls who drop out of high…Continue
Check out this amazing article written by two teen males on whether or not a guy can say no to sex!Continue
Recent survey data in Spartanburg has shown that adults feel the community could be doing a better job to help prevent teen pregnancy and that they aren't really aware of what programs are currently available for young people to help prevent teen pregnancy.
Spartanburg currently has 7 organizations that we call "implementation partners."…