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I Am The Change - Youth Empowerment Conference

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The Youth Empowerment Conference provided an open forum for dialogue between students, school administrators, school police, and community activist to discuss ways to organize and enact real change through enhancing leadership skills, building self-esteem and developing more holistic youth. The conference had breakout sessions, entertainment, and vendors that permitted youth and adults to have an entertaining and empowering day.

We would like to congratulate Dr. Terri Powell for being named the Champion of the Month by the Johns Hopkins Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE). Dr. Powell received this honor for her commitment to service; she spends about 20% of her time working with churches and schools throughout the Baltimore community. Congratulations Dr. Powell!!

Click on the link to learn more: Champion of the Month-Terri Powell

Dr. Beth Marshall was recently quoted in the Associate Press, NBC news, and Cosmopolitan in response to the recent data from the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) survey.

Click on the links below to access the articles:

It’s finally here!!! The Center for Adolescent Health is delighted to present the Spanish edition of “The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development”.

Click on the link below to access the Spanish guide:
Los años de la adolescencia explicados: una guía para el sano desarrollo de las y los adolescents

We would like to congratulate Dr. Terri Williams Powell for receiving the Mentor Appreciation Award from the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health Student Association. Congratulations Dr. Powell!!!

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Dr. Beth Marshall, Associate Director of the Center for Adolescent Health, was featured on the Midday with Dan Rodricks show. In this interview, Dr. Marshall and Dr. Kristin Mmari discussed the negative consequences stemming from teen births and explained how the health of Baltimore teens compares to their peers around the globe.

2015 Baltimore Youth Sexual Health Conference

Baltimore, MD June 18, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. with a special session on youth and police relations from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys, 5100 Falls Road.

Conference goal - To increase knowledge & skills among youth to promote healthy behaviors, especially around sexual health.  Youth focused, and youth led workshops, entertainment, talent show, raffle, HIV and STD testing.

Target audience - Youth ages 14 to 24; Young Adults; Parents accompanying youth; Youth Service Providers accompanying youth.