Solutions in Sight: Me, Myself & I

Here are stories about young people who looked around and saw a problem that needed a serious fix. They believed they could make a difference, and, in spite of lots of opposition, they actually went ahead and did it! These stories are about young people making a difference on issues around health, drugs, sex, and more.

Making Your Summer count!, Keshia Hall, A Teen Editorial Board member.

What Causes Teen Violence?, Russ Hoffman, A Teen Editorial Board member. - "What are the other choices?"

What's for Dinner?, Jennifer Prather, A Teen Editorial Board member.
"Why It Makes Sense To Be A Vegetarian."

Teen Outreach Volunteer Program (TOVP), Laura Eubanks, A Teen Editorial Board member interviews TOVP members. - "This special interest group of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. makes a difference for younger girls, teaches life skills and lets them know that they matter."

blue jean magazine, Mollie Goldstein - "There are no other magazines out there that are either written or produced by girls like us."

About-Face, Kathy Bruin - "...the way women were shown in advertising...they got thinner and thinner!

Girls Against Body Hatred Club, Caitlin Ryvlin - "It's so amazing that you're not skinny and you really like yourself! How did you do that?"

Health Initiatives for Youth (H.I.F.Y.), Kim Compoc - STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases): "Young people said for a long time, 'Stop with the Just Say No!' programs... There's no finger pointing, there's no telling people how to live their lives. It's just 'This is what my life is like.' So you make your own choices based on what you hear."

Teenage Pregnancy Parenting Project (T.A.P.P.), Joan Pezanowski - "We find out where they are in their lives and what kind of services they are needing."

Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.), Michele Camozi - "They said, 'We're healthy now, we don't do drugs anymore. And I can quit smoking when I need to, but now it's something that I like."

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