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Eagle Pathway

By Alison Stanton — At Teen Strong, we strive to let everybody know about organizations in Arizona that are making a difference in the lives of teenagers. This month, we are pleased to highlight Eagle Pathway and the important work that they do.  Here is our interview with Angelese Calderon, Founder/President. Q: What inspired you […]

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The Road to Self-Confidence

By Kristen Donia — Dictionary.com defines self-confidence as:”realistic confidence in one’s own judgment, ability, power, etc. So how do we form our own judgments and beliefs in our abilities? Our self-confidence develops throughout our lives as we continue to come into contact with all the elements of existence. Our self-confidence is often tied to how […]

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Pregnancy & LGBTQ+ Youth

By Planned Parenthood of Arizona Education Team — If you are a middle or high school student in Arizona you are probably not getting sex education in your schools. If you are receiving sex ed, it is often abstinence-only, not fact-based, and not inclusive of all identities- specifically LGBTQ+ students. If you are getting comprehensive […]

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GLSEN – Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network

By Marybeth Bock — Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) is a national organization that was started in 1990 by a small group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together with the goal to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to […]