Resources for teens

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Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth.  This website provides information regarding weekly and monthly social activities and special events for youth (ages 22 and younger).  Events (e.g. Halloween dance, Winter Ball, and LGBT Prom) are an opportunity for youth to have fun, become involved and develop a sense of identity within their community.

BOSTONavigator: The Place To Search For Out-Of-School Programming In Boston.  This is a great website for parents, children and youth, and guardians and other caring adults to find youth programming in their neighborhood. 

Boston Youthzone.  Website includes information on opportunities, activities, and other fun stuff for kids and youth, as well as resources for parents.  Highlighted opportunities include sports, culture, education, after school, resources, and health. 

Break the Cycle. Break the Cycle engages, educates, and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.

Bridge: Bridge Over Troubled Water.  Bridge is a program for high-risk, runaway, and homeless youth offering a variety of services to help young people achieve health and productive adulthood.  Website provides resources and information including, transitional day program, counseling, education and outreach, and special events. 

Center for Young Women’s Health.  Teen girls’ website that provides information regarding topics such as nutrition and fitness to sexuality and health.  Website includes fun quizzes and other interactive features.

CHILDREN of the NIGHT.  This non-profit organization is dedicated to helping children ages 11 to 17 who are forced to prostitute on the street to survive.  Organization provides 24 hour hotline services and support to children anywhere in the United States. 

Choose Respect. Choose Respect is an initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts. This national effort is designed to motivate adolescents to challenge harmful beliefs about dating abuse and take steps to form respectful relationships.

Cloud Foundation.  This organization supports programs that build confidence, ambition, and hope in Boston youth through artistic creation and cross-cultural expression.  Website contains a list of events, information regarding international exchange programs, et cetera. 

Have a Heart. Wear your heart on your sleeve to make a statement against teen dating violence.

Maria Talks. Maria Talks is a public health website that contains medically accurate information about issues young people need to know about, such as sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, pregnancy, and emergency contraception.

Scarleteen.  Scarleteen is compiled and written for a young adult population, primarily based in the information that population directly asks for.  We want all of our users to have the information they need no matter what choices they make, and whether they use that information now or later. 

Sex, Etc.. Sex education by teens, for teens!

Start Strong. Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships is the largest initiative ever funded to target 11- to- 14-year-olds and rally entire communities to promote healthy relationships as the way to prevent teen dating violence and abuse.

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Project. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is February. Get active!

Teen Voices.  A teen magazine website written by, for, and about teen girls from around the world about real life issues that affect them.  How to get involved in Teen Voices, resources, links and information guide for adults are a few of the highlights of the webpage.

That’s Not Cool. Your mobile, IM and online accounts are a part of you. When someone you’re dating is controlling, disrespecting, or pressuring you in those spaces, that’s not cool.

Youth Over Violence. Youth Over Violence is a project of Peace Over Violence, which is a social service/social change agency with a variety of programs.  This website has information, interactive forums, and other great resources focusing on one-on-one interventions.

YouthResource. YouthResource, a Web site by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people, takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth.

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