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Start Strong ATL says THANK YOU!

November 1st, 2012

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Don’t want to be friends with benefits

October 12th, 2012

I am friends with benefits with a boy and I don’t want to be that with him. How do I tell him?

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS RALLY & PANEL DISCUSSION

October 9th, 2012

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS RALLY & PANEL DISCUSSION

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 9:00 am

724 Rock Chapel Rd, Lithonia, GA

From Pain To Purpose in Partnership with Stronghold Christian Church is Calling ALL Adults, Young Adults, Teens & Children to this FREE Community Event!

Asking Youth, Youth Groups, School Art Classes & Youth Ministries Make SIGNS & Bring to the Rally… Come & Let YOUR Voice Be Heard!

RALLY WILL BE POPPIN… Music, Rap, Drama, Spoken Word! Dynamic Speakers & Panelists… Don’t Miss IT!

Remember, What AFFECTS The Home… EFFECTS The Community, The Church, The School And YOUR Business!

YOUTH & ADULT VOLUNTEERS… Please Sign Up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4DA8A629A20-domestic

To Donate, Sponsor or More Info Contact:
Amber Lyons at 404-919-8371, From Pain To Purpose or
Stronghold Christian Church at 770-322-9010

Visit our FB Event Page to JOIN The RALLY!
Tweet #DVTDVARally #DTDVARally

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Titus and Talethea present to Generacion Latina Inc.

October 5th, 2012

The group at Campbell High School

Students playing dating bingo!

Titus and Talethea demonstrate assertiveness techniques

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Tired of being the “side girl”

September 24th, 2012

What’s the best way to get over a guy who played you and strung you along for months as the side girl, but wouldn’t date you?

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Love over text?

September 6th, 2012

My BFF moved about an hour away, and wants to set me up with this guy she knows in her new neighborhood.

She gave him my number and we’ve been texting, but we never met in person.

He says he loves me, and I swear I love him too. Is this even possible?

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No more calls?

August 29th, 2012

I met my boyfriend at a summer program, and things were great over the summer! Now school started and we’re in different schools. I haven’t heard from him in weeks. He’s not returning my calls or texts. Should I just give up on him? What’s going on?

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Never, ever, ever getting back together!

August 16th, 2012

Sometimes it’s hard to bust out of the break up/ get back together cycle in an unhealthy relationship. It takes courage, strength and support to break this cycle and do the healthy thing for you!

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Who made you the king of anything?

August 16th, 2012

Check out this awesome song by Sara Bareilles. It’s all about having your own voice and sticking up for yourself! Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, and sometimes we might disagree. That’s ok, as long as we grow and go from there!

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Other girls hitting on my boyfriend

August 13th, 2012

i have a boyfriend .. i am really in love with him, but the girls at school hit on him all the time and i feel like it’s coming between us. he hasn’t really mentioned it.. i’ve noticed though. how do i approach this without him thinking that i think he’s cheating on me?

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Why do I like him when he’s mean?

August 2nd, 2012

This guy is super mean to me when we are around other people but when its just me and him he is super nice.

And for that I’m actually starting to like him. Am I crazy?

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Keep it Maybe?

August 1st, 2012

The Start Strong ATL teens have some fun during the break in the Youth Virtual Conference! What a great bunch of UPSTANDERS!

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Meet the Fall 2012 teens!

July 30th, 2012

NaKayla, Rumel, Joelle, Myiesha, and Titus

Titus, Myiesha, Talethea, NaKayla, Rumel, Lauren

James and NaKayla

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Nonviolence training at The King Center

July 10th, 2012

Second year Start Strong ATL youth leader Zabian Head attended the NOW Encounter leadership training at The King Center here in Atlanta as part of his Start Strong ATL training.

He’s one of our talented writers, and he composed this spoken word piece to present on his last day.

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Teens rap their way through nonviolence

July 5th, 2012

The Start Strong ATL Youth Leaders are participating in a GREAT experience during their summer training!

Atlanta’s King Center offers a youth training program called the NOW Encounter.

Our Youth Leaders joined other teens from around the city taking part in the training for an incredible experience learning about civil rights and nonviolence approaches to conflict!

Check out Talethea and her partner rapping about peaceful conflict resolution!

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1 is 2 many!

June 21st, 2012

Check out this great PSA on violence against women and dating violence from the White House.

Read more about 1 is 2 many here:

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Getting over a break up

June 15th, 2012

Your heart is broken.

It’s TERRIBLE. You can’t sleep. You barely eat. All you do is listen to sad songs and old pictures.

I know it’s hard to imagine that you’ll ever feel better, but the good news is that there’s a cure!

TIME. Time is the only thing that will help.

So try starting small. Breathe in and out, then do it again. When you get the breathing thing down, think about your next meal. Focus on one bite, then the next bite. After that, go for a walk. Think about putting one foot in front of the other. Then go to bed and do it all over.

Time will help! When you’re up to it, spend some time on yourself! See the movie your boyfriend/girlfriend didn’t want to see with you, and call some friends. Watch your favorite TV shows, play your favorite sports, and before long you’ll be back to your old self.

Just give it time!

Time heals all wounds

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Preparing for college!

June 4th, 2012

You graduated high school and you’re on to college! Congratulations! What a great accomplishment and a huge step for your future.

But what about your girlfriend or boyfriend who will be attending another college in the fall?

Check out some of your options:

1) Have a great summer and part as friends in the fall

This could be great, because you have the fun and support over the summer. Someone to prepare with, knock out that summer reading list with, shop for supplies with. But it will be sad knowing that a break up is in your future.

2) Break up now, knowing you’ll have to eventually

As sad as this could be, it can be nice to have the summer to yourself. Just avoid the drama zone!

3) Stick with it, then do long distance

If your relationship is strong enough, go for it! But be careful. Don’t hide in your dorm room to call your boo when you could be making new friends or studying!

What are you going to do this summer with your sweetheart? Think about what’s best for you!

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2011/2012 Start Strong Atlanta!

May 24th, 2012

Check out this amazing video from this year’s teen leaders! We’re so proud of our graduates and the terrific teens coming back next year!

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Summer flings!

May 23rd, 2012

It’s summer!

Friends who went off to college or work last year are probably coming back to town. That could mean some old flames!

Do you plan on reconnecting with an old boyfriend or girlfriend?

Think for a second, and talk it out!

1) Why did you break up in the first place? Are those reasons still true?
2) What do you want out of the relationship?
3) Is this the best thing for you?

And don’t forget, you can have fun in the summer focusing on you, too!

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