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    Reflection On Upstander Project

    1. What your project was about / action ?

    My project was about being upstanders for a chosen topic, I chose teen pregnancy and so we had to try and raise awareness for the

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    Reflection On Upstander Project 1. What your project was about / action ? My project was about being upstanders for a chosen topic, I chose teen pregnancy and so we had to try and raise awareness for the topic. What we...

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    • Hi Celeste,
      I think this is a really cool project that focuses on caring about other people. Teen pregnancy is a topic that we as a society tend to shy away from or look down upon so I’m glad you’re doing something to help teen moms get the resources they need to take care of themselves and their kids. I especially liked how you talked about what being an upstander means to you, “Being an upstander for me is being super passionate about a certain topic / issue and wanting to create a better change for that issue.” I like how you included wanting to create better change for an issue. Here is a link to other kids who are trying to be helpful in their community as well Dozens help Beaches Go Green clean up Atlantic and Neptune Beaches
      I loved reading about your project and I hope to read more from you soon

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    Teen Pregnancy

    Dear Teen Moms at McAlister high school:

    We understand that many teen moms haven’t always had a great experience because of how society treats them or views them, but places like M

    Supporting Teen Moms

    Teen Pregnancy Dear Teen Moms at McAlister high school: We understand that many teen moms haven’t always had a great experience because of how society treats them or views them, but places like McAlister high school who focus on finishing...

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    • we do feel like looking more into why there are racial disparities when it comes to teen pregnancys. But we would really like to say thank you for supporting our topic and we would love for you to go support our instagram and gofundme
      Ig: _teenmoms
      Gofundme: http://www.gofundme.com/diaper-and-baby-clothes-donation?
      Thank you again.

    • Dear Celeste:
      I feel sad about your post, “Teen Pregnancy”, because I am doing a case study about teen pregnancy. I found that being a teen mom is very difficult. One sentence you wrote that stand our for me is “how society treats them or views them, but places like M”. I think this is very normally in our society because they will think the teen mom differently than other regular mother. Your post reminds me of something that happened to one of my high school friend. She is a teen mom. One time she went to shopping with me. A women said, ” bad girl” to my friend when the women went across us. That’s very rude.

        • Dear Celeste,
          I am happy by your post “Supporting Teen Moms” because you are shedding light as to why a support system is important for teen moms. One message you wrote that stood out to me was “we want to educate people about this topic and have them feel empathy towards teen mothers instead of thinking that getting pregnant at 12-19 is a “bad choice”. I think this is important because regardless of our age we all need to be educated in this changing life we live in and be taught to look at the positives as much as we do the negatives. Your post reminds me of when I went to the mall this last weekend and an older lady asked young mom how old she was and she responded “17” the older lady looked disappointed. I felt really bad for the teen mom and felt like the response to her simple question was not necessary. Supporting our teen moms and educating our surroundings is the first step to change. Thanks for sharing Celeste!

        • Hi Cece, Tania, Kalani,

          My name is Audrey, I am a graduating senior at San Jose State University. I enjoyed reading your concern for academic success in teenage mothers. Society tends to generalize adolescent mothers in engaging in high risk behavior and achieving low academic success. I am currently analyzing a case study in my Critical Issues in Adolescent Development of a young mother in San Francisco who in fact, gained much more academic motivation after having a child at the age of sixteen. I believe that if we want to see higher success in these young mothers, more academic support and intervention should be implemented, as you also suggested.

          Best,
          Audrey

        • Celeste,
          Thank you for sharing this article, it was very interesting to read. I think you are right that teen moms should not be ostracized the way they are sometimes. As a teen myself I could never even imagine being a mother right now so I felt for the girls you talked about in your article. I think it could be interesting if you talked about the reasons that teen pregnancy rates are dropping. This would maybe help you come up with more solutions to help people. Here is an article to get you started. ( https://www.womenshealth.gov/30-achievements/09 )

          Sincerely,
          Audrey

        • Thank you for sharing this information it has been very informative . It was interesting to read about your take on teen pregnancy . I agree on the point you have made that most teens that get pregnant at a young age get judged and treated differently based off of their religious beliefs . The example you gave made your point very valid and supported you claim . Something that would have helped more would have been providing percentages of the teen pregnancy and basing it off of the religion beliefs . Other than that is was a great way to call attention to teen pregnancy because not a lot of people think it is a problem .

        • I like how you discussed what each person can do in this situation. These mothers need to feel that they are supported in their decisions, and it is up to us to give that support. We can do anything from donating money to shelters with these women living in them to donating clothes and diapers.

        • Not all teen moms have the opportunity to finish school , so I see how this is important and a good thing for our society to regocnize. I agree that teen mothers need help recieving education opportunities and your ideas helped support your stance on the topic in a way that the reader can understand. I like how you used a specific example to show how this is being implemented into society.

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        Dear Medina,
        I am very moved by your poem, “ Fires, “ because it really talks about the issues that happen because of climate change. Also because you’re showing the statistics that have been out because of these fires. Like when you said, “ 10,300 structures destroyed 63 dead dozens still missing “ This shows us that you really did your rese…Read More

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        Our book was about a society that takes place in future Chicago. There are 5 factions in their world, Amity, Candor, Erudite, Abnegation where our protagonist originates from, and Dauntless where she transfer

        Divergent

        Our book was about a society that takes place in future Chicago. There are 5 factions in their world, Amity, Candor, Erudite, Abnegation where our protagonist originates from, and Dauntless where she transfer to. Our protagonist name is Beatrice...

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        • Hi Celeste! I enjoyed your presentation, because even though I read it a year ago, Divergent still remains one of my favorite books. I like how you concluded your write up “the government would then surrender. There would be no more factions and everyone can live how they would like to live, no more factions, no more oppression”. Divergent brings up so many issues in society, and it is a dystopian novel about what our society could turn into if we continue to categorize people. I am happy that you recognized this in your presentation. Keep up the good writing!

        • Hello Celeste, your presentation was very fascinating and captured the meaning of the book in a very good light. This is one of my favorite stories and the way you explained it made me remember why I loved reading it so much. This book does a great job with portraying issues with in a society. It shows us the drastic changes that we could experience ourselves in our own society. I hope to read what else you have to say about other books!

        • Celeste,
          This is a pretty interesting story you have here. Divergent was quite a good book but there were quite a few things wrong with it, which you address. I like your serum solution and the idea of waking up from an oppression. This post and the book definitely have an impact on me and my perception of what is going on around me in the world.

        • Celeste,
          this presentation was very interesting to me because it gave new perspective to the book. Although this book is futuristic, it is quite relevant to our own society today. I like how you added your thoughts on a few of the problems within the book, as well as addressing them fairly. Thank you for sharing!

      • Ahh thank you for reading my blog. I agree with you that even though we do have an after school music class we should have an actual class during school to go more in depth. Some people actually signed up for the class but they don’t go because they said that it’s really boring. I think that by having an actual music class students wouldn’t be as…Read More

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