Reproductive Health 101: Webinar Series!

Are you new to teaching sex education, or talking with teens about sexual health? Or maybe you just need a refresher on everything that’s new in the field? Then this webinar series is for you! Over the course of three sessions, we’ll teach reproductive anatomy and physiology, discuss available methods of contraception, and educate you on how teens can prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Part one covers anatomy and physiology, part 2 is on STIs, and part 3 covers contraception methods. You can choose just one of the three, or attend all three for the most comprehensive training!

Part One: Tuesday, February 26thPart Two: Tuesday, March 5th

Part Three: Tuesday, March 12th
All three webinars will be held from 2:30 PM PST – 3:30PM PST

 

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now:Part One: Anatomy and Physiology https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8310074046673897216

Part two: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4739311079425583360

Part Three: Preventing Unintended Pregnancy

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6421652930364739840

After registering you will be sent to a link to our events page where you can pay for your webinar. Find member and non-member prices and more online now!

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Welcome to New Board President Jen Barber!

Jennifer0109retwebWe’d like to welcome Jennifer Barber, MPH, as the incoming TeenNow California Board President (Jan 1, 2013-2015). Jennifer is currently Executive Director & Founder of The Talk Institute and works part-time as the Adolescent Health Coordinator for Borrego Health in the Coachella Valley. Jennifer has been a board member in multiple regions of California for TNCA for 8 years. She has worked with several youth development agencies over her career including: Camp Fire USA, Girl Scouts of America, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. She has also taught as a professor for many years at two local colleges, been a substitute teacher for her local school district, and is a master trainer and sexuality expert.  She brings with her an entrepreneurial spirit, infectious passion, and a clear vision of our core values as an organization. We are honored to have her lead TeenNow California!
TeenNow California Board President Brian Hayes has completed his term and is leaving the board (and California!) to be closer to family and to continue his career in sexuality education on the East Coast. Some TNCA highlights for Brian include, “Being able to meet people from all over the state who are just as passionate about this work as me. It never ceases to amaze me how many people share my love for helping young people make positive decisions with their lives.” Brian says, “I will be taking so much from my experience with TNCA.  From planning large scale conference, to speaking with Government officials, there is so much that TNCA has given to me.  I have gained valuable experience on running  collaboratives, on organizing advocacy campaigns, and even running confernce calls and online trainings.” We’ll miss Brian terribly and wish him the best of luck in his endeavors!

2013 Scholarships Available!

We are pleased to announce that our annual scholarships for expectant and parenting teens and teen leaders are now OPEN for 2013! Deadline is March 29, 2013. You can find the applications online here: http://teennowcalifornia.org/scholarships.php

Scholarships for expectant and parenting students are awarded by region.  A $300 Regional Scholarship Award will be given to a senior in each of the 8 TeenNow regions. Each regional applicant will then compete for the STATE Scholarship of an additional $500. One $500 scholarship is available for teens in leadership roles in adolescent health.

Also, please remember that we can’t offer these scholarships without your support. We are in the middle of a fundraising drive to support our scholarship program. For more information about the scholarship program, and to donate, please click here.

Eligibility Requirements (for expectant or parenting teens scholarship):

  • Male and female high school graduating seniors who are expectant or parenting
  • Currently attending a high school within the state of California
  • Planning to pursue further education or training after high school
  • Sponsorship by a current TeenNow California member

EACH APPLICANT MUST BE SPONSORED BY A CURRENT TEENNOW CALIFORNIA MEMBER. If you with to sponsor and are not sure whether you are a current member, please contact tnca@teennowcalifornia.org to check our membership records. Any applicant who does not have a current member as a sponsor will be disqualified. To become a sponsor in your area or find a sponsor in your region, contact us at tnca@teennowcalifornia.org. To become a member click here.

Eligibility Requirements (for teens in leadership roles in adolescent health scholarship):

  • Male and female high school graduating seniors who volunteer or work in the field of adolescent reproductive health within the state of California
  • Currently attending a high school within the state of California
  • Planning to pursue further education or training after high school
  • Sponsorship by a current TeenNow California member

EACH APPLICANT MUST BE SPONSORED BY A CURRENT TEENNOW CALIFORNIA MEMBER. If your sponsor is not sure whether they are a current member, please contact tnca@teennowcalifornia.org to check our membership records. Any applicant who does not have a current member as a sponsor will be disqualified. To become a sponsor in your area or find a sponsor in your region, contact us at tnca@teennowcalifornia.org. To become a member click here.

GOOD LUCK!

Updates and Happy Holidays from TeenNow!

Wishing you and yours a HAPPY HOLIDAY and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

And…Our holiday gift to you! All throughout December, get a 20% discount off of the 2013 membership rate! Hurry, this offer only lasts until Dec. 31st! Membership discount

Give a gift in honor of someone you know who has overcome the odds. We’re raising money to support our teen scholarship program! Every year, we give out scholarships to eight California teen parents and one California teen student leader to help them go on to secondary education-college or vocational school-after they graduate from high school. Scholarships applications will be available on our website in January. These scholarships are vital to help young people achieve their goals, and you can help! A small donation of $20 can contribute to the education of a teen in your area. Please help now. California youth need opportunities to succeed! Fundraising Goal: $3,400 Campaign Runs Until Jan. 31st, 2013

You’re Invited: Board President Send-Off/Welcome

When: Friday December 21, 2013 at 5:30pm
Where: Jake’s Wine Bar in Hillcrest
What: Please join us to wish outgoing TeenNow California Board President Brian Hayes well as he moves on! We’ll also be welcoming incoming Board President Jennifer Barber! All are welcome. Jake’s will be donating 10% of checks over $10 to TeenNow.

Broadway San Diego and TeenNow Team up for Fundraiser: We are teaming up for a special fundraiser with Broadway San Diego! Purchase tickets for Billy Elliot and a nice percentage will be donated to TeenNow. Holiday gifts anyone?? Purchase anytime before the show.  Promocode: TNCA

Performance: Billy Elliot at Broadway San Diego

Tuesday April 30th @7pm

Wednesday May 1st @7pm

Thursday May 2nd, @7:30pm

Friday May 3rd @7:30pm

Sunday May 5th @6pm

Purchase tickets here: http://groups.broadwaysd.com/x-teennow.html

See you in 2013!

2012 Scholarship: Featured Essay #7

Each month on the blog we have featured one of the winning essays from the TeenNow California 2012 Scholarships for pregnant and parenting teens throughout California. The essays are simultaneously inspiring and heartbreaking; each lends insight into trials of adolescent childbearing and the need for continued support for young families. This month is the final installment for the series, as we had 7 winners this year. This month’s featured essay by Yureni Garcia was the Region 8 winner, earning the student $300 towards her education. Garcia plans to study at Palomar College in San Marcos this fall. We wish her the best of luck!! Thank you to TeenNow member Janet Stoddard for sponsoring.

Yureni Garcia

2012 Scholarship: Featured Essay #6

Each month on the blog we will feature one of the eight winning essays from the TeenNow California 2012 Scholarships for pregnant and parenting teens throughout California. The essays are simultaneously inspiring and heartbreaking; each lends insight into trials of adolescent childbearing and the need for continued support for young families. This month’s featured essay by Jakari Peet was the Region 7 winner, earning the student $300 towards her education. Peet plans to study at San Bernardino Valley College this fall. We wish her the best of luck!! Thank you to TeenNow member Stephanie Downing-Cornwell for sponsoring.

Jakari Peet

2012 Scholarship: Featured Essay #5

Each month on the blog we will feature one of the eight winning essays from the TeenNow California 2012 Scholarships for pregnant and parenting teens throughout California. The essays are simultaneously inspiring and heartbreaking; each lends insight into trials of adolescent childbearing and the need for continued support for young families. This month’s featured essay by Nancy Gutierrez was the Region 6 winner, earning the student $300 towards her education. Gutierrez plans to study at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA this fall. We wish her the best of luck!! Thank you to TeenNow member Elena Luna for sponsoring.

Nancy Gutierrez