In this issue:
Regina Wells and her granddaughter Daryn at the Accountability Partner Matching Dinner .
Matching dinner – ULTRA Teen Choice and the Pilgrim Baptist Church youth ministry teamed up to provide an accountability partner matching dinner at Hunan Dynasty restaurant on Nov. 5. The purpose of the dinner, according the Richard Urban, ULTRA Teen Choice executive director, is for youth to be matched with an accountability partner, a mentor who will guide the youth and hold them accountable for their pledges of abstinence.
The dinner’s program began with remarks by Sarah Urban of ULTRA Teen Choice who encouraged the youth to be abstinent and make the right choices so they will be able to tell their future husbands or wives that they are pure. She told the youth they could be a role model for their brothers and sisters and future children.
ULTRA Teen Choice welcomes Mrs. Ella Byrne as the newly commissioned director of the Northwest Chapter of ULTRA Teen Choice. Mrs. Byrne is the mother of three girls and two boys. Her oldest daughter, Jin Joo Ellen Byrne was murdered in 2002. Many were deeply touched by the life of Jin Joo. She had a love of purity and of the ideal of marriage, and she had a heart to help other young people. The formation of ULTRA Teen Choice was inspired by the life of Jin Joo. We wish Mrs. Byrne well as she brings the message of ULTRA Teen Choice to the Northwest United States and beyond.
HIV/AIDs Prevention Services Provided to SWWWR
The following topics are being covered: Living in the Age of AIDS, Deciding Your Future, Video presentations and discussion using the ULTRA Teen Choice Why Wait?: Classroom Peer Counseling and Free Teens Love Smart videos, and peer counseling sessions on Resisting Peer Pressure and Learning Assertive Techniques.
Call ULTRA Teen Choice at 202-558-5550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about prevention services for your organization or program.
– About 20 adults and young people participated in a directive abstinence training seminar on Oct. 4. A group numbering about half of the participants came from North Carolina to attend. The event was held by ULTRA Teen Choice at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 700 I St. NE. Participants received information on being a Star Guide accountability partner, an ULTRA Teen Choice lecturer and an ULTRA Teen Choice chapter coordinator.
On Nov. 3 American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) representatives received information on how to be an ULTRA Teen Choice lecturer and start an ULTRA Teen Choice chapter in their churches or communities.
ULTRA Teen Choice spoke out on a weekly radio show, “Spiritually Speaking.com,” which aired in August on Talk radio WPGC 1580 AM.
Mr. Urban explained that he was in schools but is not now since D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee came in last year with a political agenda that is against directive, abstinence only programs such as ULTRA Teen Choice and banned him from D.C. schools. ULTRA Teen Choice now works with youth in community organizations, after school programs, and churches such as Pilgrim Baptist Church.
When asked about what parents can do to encourage abstinence, Mr. Urban said parents should model their values and make their expectations of abstinence clearly known. He said that 43 % of high schools students are staying sexually abstinent. Read More
It’s not too late. The fundraising is ongoing and you can still make a monthly pledge or give a single donation. If you made a monthly pledge or promised to give a single donation, but haven’t sent it yet, please do so as soon as possible. It will be greatly appreciated and it will enable us to continue our work helping young people be successful in life through encouraging abstinence. Please call 202/558-5500 or visit our website at www.ultrateenchoice.org for further information.
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