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Red Ribbon Week Teens across the nation are constantly faced with negative pressures and risk behaviors such as the use of drugs, vaping, and consumption of alcohol. According to the Red Ribbon Week website, children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42 percent less likely to use drugs than those who don’t,...

What is teen vaping? According to the Child Mind Institute, vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by the heated nicotine liquid (or “juice”) of an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette or e-cig), vape pen, or personal vaporizer. It is also more commonly known as JUULing, which comes from JUUL, a popular vape...

Teen Suicide  All too often, we see nationwide headlines reporting of a student committing suicide due to depression, bullying and/or cyberbullying, or feeling so completely isolated from their family and peers, they thought they had no other choice but to end their life. End their life. The weight of these three words, and in relation to our...

What is teen depression?  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression, or major depressive disorder, is a medical illness that can interfere with the ability to handle daily activities such as eating, sleeping, or managing schoolwork. For teens, however, the negative effects of depression go beyond a dismal mood. It can destroy the essence...

Director of Development Sarah Conner: “Why I Say YES to YOUTH” Director of Development Sarah Conner shares her heart for the Just Say YES mission, and explains how your North Texas Giving Day gift impacts students’ lives in our community. Having lived in the great city of Dallas, Texas for 25 years, philanthropy has always been a...