Dedicated to the belief of religious pluralism, Interfaith Youth Core
is a organization that seeks to build bridges across religious lines through youth leadership.
Check out some of these tips from TeensHealth.org
on staying healthy through flu season, including information on prevention, treatment, and when to get medical treatment.
Cycles for Change, a bike co-op in St. Paul, has a great program
where you can volunteer there for 12 hours and earn a free bike. You also get to learn valuable bike maintenance skills along the way. Contact Cycles for Change
for more details.
High school athletic players account for about 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits, and 30,000 hospitalizations each year. Half of all sports injuries that kids get are preventable. If you need some ideas on which precautions to take, check out the Stop Sports Injuries website
A recent study found that high acidity levels in sports and energy drinks can cause erosion of tooth enamel
. It is estimated that 30-50% of teens in the US consume energy drinks and as many as 62 percent consume at least one sports drink per day.
Yesterday, nearly 100 people were ticketed in Minnesota
for driving while texting while driving for an awareness campaign for Distracted Driving Day. A Minnesota woman was sentenced
for fatally running over a motocyclist because she was texting while she drove. And according to impactteendrivers.org
, reckless and distracted driving is the number one killer of teens. Do you text or use your cell phone while you drive?