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Bullying Prevention Programs

Does the word bullying make you immediately think of fights on a playground or shoving matches in the hallway? If you watch the news at all, you know that our definitions can no longer be so narrowly defined. Schools now contend with physical, verbal, social alienation, and cyberbullying. In order […]

Pregnancy Prevention

Research shows the best method of teen pregnancy prevention is not safe-sex, but sexual risk avoidance (SRA). Just Say YES pregnancy prevention speakers encourage teens to develop healthy relationships based on friendship, avoiding teen sexual activity and its physical, emotional and social consequences.

Book a speaker to address your student assembly about […]

Character Development/ Leadership

In order for a student to resist the pressures and negative influences in their lives, they need to have a strong internal compass. That compass is their character. Risk avoidance depends on that internal moral guide that leads them to make decisions that will positively impact their futures as well […]

Teen Dating Violence

What does an abusive relationship look like? The immediate scenario that pops into your head is likely not a teen or pre-teen couple. But unfortunately, teen dating violence is reality for 1.5 million high school students across the US every year who experience some form of dating violence from a […]

Drop Out Prevention

Teens today face a lot of pressures. Many students deal with difficult life circumstances that prevent them from focusing on the future. They feel trapped in their situations with no hope of getting out.

This can lead to a loss of interest in school and prioritizing other things over their education. […]

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

With the stresses of peer pressure, physical changes and self-discovery, teens are particularly at risk for drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse. The effects of drug use on the developing minds and bodies of these teens can have lasting negative impact. Teen drug and alcohol use can lead to health problems, […]

Self Image/Media Influences

Teens are barraged with a constant stream of media and peer pressures related to body image. The media tells them their value is based on their outward appearance. Society tells them that they must be thinner or more muscular to be loved, accepted and successful in life. We tell them […]

Standardized Test Prep

There are few things students dread more throughout their educational endeavors than standardized tests. It seems like the standards get harder every year. So much pressure is placed on these tests that students often feel overwhelmed and teachers can feel like they’re fighting an uphill battle.

Standardized tests have been mandated […]

Parents

A parent’s dread of the teenage years is so universal it has become nearly cliche. But this time in your child’s life does not have to be one of anxiety and frustration. While the teen years are a period of rapid change, they are also a time of massive potential. Teens […]

Other Topics

Didn’t see your topic listed?  Call a Just Say YES representative and describe your program needs, event theme, or goal to find out our speakers’ expertise with that topic.  All of our speakers are professional and have experience in a wide range of topics.  In some cases, guest speakers can […]

Professional Development for Teachers

Breaking the Cycle of Teen Pregnancy

Research shows that children of teen parents often become teen parents themselves. Through this program, Brenda Teele and Carlos Phillips hope to put an end to that pattern of early sexual activity by providing parent education and personal experience that give teen parents the skills they need to break the […]