Being a Teen in America: Staying Illuminated for a Brighter Future!

April 14, 2014

Moses W. 17

As a teen in today's generation we tend to face many obstacles before graduation like the following: pregnancy, peer pressure, and violence. All of the previous things listed have the chance to impact our future if we become a statistic, and allow it to happen.

The CDC reports, "In 2011, a total of 329,797 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years."  Even though these numbers are low from previous years, we the teens can lower the numbers even more by getting a grip on our goals and staying focus.

I know that the majority of us may want a nice house, luxury cars, and economic stability when we grow up. I truly believe that we can achieve those things plus more by staying focused. Tony Gaskins once said, " If you don't build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs;" so before you make a decision that can alter your life and dreams forever, just ask yourself do you want to build your dream or someone else's dream? If the answer is yours, then just deny peer pressure, violence, and say "not right now" to teen pregnancy!


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