Youth First Texas: This is Who We Are

50 %
50 %
Information about Youth First Texas: This is Who We Are
Education

Published on November 14, 2008

Author: judith.dumont

Source: authorstream.com

Slide 2: In July of 2008, Youth First Texas surveyed youth who attend. This is what we learned… Slide 5: 50% do NOT use protection when engaging in sexual activities 40% have NEVER been tested for a sexually transmitted disease Slide 8: 29% have smoked pot 27% have used heroine 90% have used alcohol 30% have used cocaine 35% smoke cigarettes daily Slide 11: 36% have self-mutilated 53% have been to therapy 43% struggle with eating habits & body image Slide 14: 16% have performed survival sex 43% have been forced to have sexual intercourse 26% have exchanged sexual intercourse for drugs or money Slide 17: 30% have reported physical harm at the hand of a family member 42% have experienced some type of abuse in their family 97% hear homophobic remarks on a daily basis where they attend school. Slide 20: 47% have attempted suicide in their lifetime 17% have attempted suicide in the last twelve months Slide 23: Youth First Texas Is often the safe home that was never provided by their family… Slide 24: Simply put, I'm outrageous. I yell. I'm antsy. I'm impatient, loud, vulgar, and straight-forward—almost to a fault. Still, the people I encounter at YFT embrace me for my strange activities and heavily obscene humor. They gladly welcome me with open arms, regardless of my peculiar antics. --Charley, 20 Slide 25: “I speak for a lot of lost souls when I say hope is what we need and that is YFT. I owe them everything because they saved me from my demons and built me up to be a strong and kind person for all who cross my path who were once lost like me.” ---Cristobal, 20 Slide 26: “You're online one day searching 'gay youth groups Dallas TX' and 'Youth First Texas' shows up…you've got nothing, so you figure then you got nothing to lose. You get there and a tall, lanky white man in a striped polo and tan cargo shorts says, ‘Make yourself at home…..’ ---Chaaz, 22 Slide 27: “Youth First Texas is a second home for me, and it is a place where I can be safe and be who I am. YFT has helped me to raise my confidence, helping me get my GED. Now, I will be the first person in my family to go to college.” ---Jimmy, 20 Slide 28: “YFT means everything to me. YFT is my family, YFT is my friend, and YFT is my protector. Without YFT, I would be living on the streets…my parents kicked me out because of my orientation, and it helped me find a place to live that was safe and accepting. ---Scotty, 18 Slide 29: “YFT is my home in every sense of the word. I have found a place where I know that I am heard, acknowledged, and loved. Despite ignorance, abuse, and intolerance, I have found my family.” ---Sarah, 22 Slide 30: “My mother showed my faults to me. My father showed my failures to me. Youth First Texas showed my potential to me.” ---Amber, 20 Slide 31: How can YOU create peace? How can YOU inspire change? How can YOU make a difference? Slide 32: Y O U T H F I R S T T E X A S www.youthfirsttexas.com

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

Youth First Texas members attend Creating Change | FIERCE

Youth First Texas members attend Creating Change. ... "I see it especially at Youth First Texas, where we have begun integrating the templates that were ...
Read more

Out Youth - Timeline | Facebook

Out Youth, Austin, Texas. 4,057 likes · 35 talking about this. Over 20 years serving the unique needs of LGBTQIA youth across Texas! Facebook. Email or Phone:
Read more

Oasis Youth Ministry Registration Form - Clover Sites

Oasis Youth Ministry Registration Form First United ... Welcome to the Oasis Youth Ministry of First United Methodist Church Midland, Texas. We are ...
Read more

Youth First Texas $10,000 challenge | Fundly

... Youth First Texas serves 1200 unique youth. We embrace our mission statement "Youth First Texas ... Youth First Texas is funded through corporate ...
Read more

Youth incarceration in the United States - Wikipedia, the ...

Youth incarceration in the United States ... Giddings State School, a Texas Youth Commission ... for only three years when it was first sued by the ...
Read more

Youth - First Methodist Grapevine | Facebook

Youth - First Methodist Grapevine, Grapevine, Texas. 298 likes · 23 talking about this · 8 were here. Our Youth Ministries focus on what is usually...
Read more

YOUTH | Texas Aggieland Bookstore

Texas A&M Youth NEON Performance ... first location opened at Northgate 46 years ago as a small bookstore, we have been proud to serve Aggies with the ...
Read more

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a national program to teach the skills to respond to the signs ... Youth; Be an Instructor. Train ... When we see a kid who is ...
Read more

WE

WE is a movement that empowers people to change the world. Take the WE Pledge to make a difference and a ... Today we are millions of passionate youth, ...
Read more