When to become sexually active is one of the biggest decisions in life. Once acted on, our level of responsibility for ourselves and even for others increases exponentially. Helping a youth prepare for this decision can be one of the most important roles a mentor can play. …
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There’s a whole new sexual frontier out there—one that nearly 50% of teens participate in: sexting. The U.S. court system defines sexting as “an act of sending sexually explicit materials through mobile devices.” The messages may be text, photo, or video….
Throughout history, the world has always had to deal with bullies. Thugs. Gangs. Mean girls. So it’s not surprising that bullies inhabit the cyber world as well. But what makes faceless cyberbullying different from face-to-face encounters is that the harassment can be ongoing, 24/7….
It’s great that you value education. Lots of students need extra help with academics—and parents and teachers are often unable to give it. It’s important to remember, however, that these academic activities should not come at the expense your relationship….
Studies have shown that students who could identify one person who cared about them, made them excited about learning, and encouraged them to pursue their dreams, were more likely to graduate, and nearly twice as likely to thrive in college and beyond….
For many underprivileged students, financing can be one of the biggest barriers to going to college. Here are ways to help someone whose family doesn’t have the financial means to pay for college….