#TalkingIsPower: It's Time To Activate
As the nation marks National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, we'll be kicking off our new initiative, #TalkingIsPower, a national effort to spark meaningful conversations between young people and the champions (trusted adults) who care about them on May 2, 2018.
Leading up to and throughout the month of May, we will provide champions and trusted adults with some of the tools and resources necessary to help ensure that all young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to become pregnant.
This May is all about reminding parents, champions, and mentors of how powerful they really are. Our young people are listening. Let us help you to be the hero they need. Check out our top six ways to get involved and champion for the young person you care about most!
6 Ways to Get Involved This #TalkingIsPower Month
1. Take the National Day Quiz and encourage the young people in your life to do so as well
Use our National Day Quiz discussion guide to start open and honest conversations about sex, love, and relationships.
Sign up for our #TalkingIsPower Thunderclap campaign. Signing up is super simple: log in with your Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr account(s) and this message will automatically be shared with your followers on May 7th: “Talking Is Power! Join me and Power to Decide in pledging to be a champion for the young people in your life. http://thndr.me/zmZjtQ ”
Use May to talk with the young people in your life. Sex, love and relationships are complicated—we know! That’s why it’s so important that your people hear from you both early on and often. #TalkingIsPower month is the perfect opportunity for you to have an open and honest conversation with your young people about sex, birth control, dating, and what makes a healthy relationship.
It doesn't have to be an epic summit—just a quick chat to get the ball rolling. To make it even easier, we've created a number of resources to help you. Additionally, we’ll be rolling out even more videos, resources, and articles during the month of May, so be sure to check back frequently. Join us in pledging to jumpstart meaningful conversations today.
3. Social Share
We've created a number of shareable assets to make social sharing super easy for you. Be sure to follow our #TalkingIsPower media partner, Cosmopolitan, our Power to Decide social accounts, and Bedsider for even more tips on talking to your young people about sex, love, and relationships.
You can also share one (or all) of these messages on your social accounts throughout the month of May to encourage your followers to get on board with #TalkingIsPower month.
Think you're a sexpert? Take @StayTeen’s quiz and find out. StayTeen.org/Quiz. #TalkingIsPower
DYK: Young people actually prefer hearing about taboo topics like sex, love, and relationships from the adults they trust most? Learn more at https://bit.ly/2JWag8J #TalkingIsPower
Teen pregnancy is 100% preventable—especially when trusted adults and champions jumpstart meaningful conversations early on and often! Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2JWag8J #TalkingIsPower
Parents, trusted adults, mentors, champions: It’s never too late to start talking about sex, love, and relationships. Our young people are listening—start talking today! More here: https://bit.ly/2JWag8J #TalkingIsPower
4. Make a tax-deductible donation to show your support for #TalkingIsPower month
5. Submit your #TalkingIsPower video
We know that conversations around sex, love, and relationships have the power to change the trajectory for the young people we care about. That’s why we’re asking teens, young adults, and their champions to submit their very own FlipGrid videos! We want to hear from you—if you believe that talking is powerful, share your story with us today!
6. Talk to a Young Person
Whatever you do, talk to a young person! This #TalkingIsPower month, we’re counting on young adults, champions, and everyone in between to start talking. Conversations about sex, love, relationships and future goals are key to preparing young people for the futures they envision for themselves. Check out our 2018 Champion Guide for 6 tips to help guide you through a thoughtful and (hopefully) slightly less awkward conversation about sex with young people.