But the truth is that kids in poverty often don’t receive the education they need to make healthy life choices. They can easily be derailed by the temptations around them.
Children International’s youth wellness program addresses the specific needs of adolescents by providing information on the topics of reproductive health, substance abuse and essential life skills. Through workshops and group activities, teens gain confidence and the ability to make smart decisions.
“On a few occasions, I have been requested by my teachers to come up and explain to the class certain girl and female issues. I also spoke to my friends and peers about it and de-mystified some of the common tales with the more scientific ones.”
healthy living for teens
Half of young people who smoke will die of tobacco-related diseases.
Trained teens are spreading the word about healthy lifestyles to their peers.
Participants are staying away from harmful substances that lead to abuse.