Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Don Aucoin Globe Staff October 18, 2018 The title is overly melodramatic and so is the play at times, but Kira Rockwell gets a lot of things right in “The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood.’’Rockwell’s jolting and urgent new work, which features a diverse and passionately committed young cast at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, focuses on four teenage girls in a Texas residential treatment facility who are coping — or not — with the suicide of one of their housemates.A delegation of “suits’’ from the state are slated to arrive soon to probe her death, igniting concern among the remaining girls that the facility will be shut down and they will be sent to foster care. “So basically [expletive] is about to go down and we all need to secure our next placement,’’ says 16-year-old Charlie, the anchor of … [Read more...] about Loss reverberates through teen lives in ‘The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood’
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Thousands of teens will leave the familiar life of high school and family next month to head off to college. But 18-year-old Seth Owen separated from his family months ago has been living on his own because he is gay and his religious beliefs didn't agree with his parents. Owen said he too is college bound, and he's determined to become successful with or without anyone's acceptance of his lifestyle. Owen is optimistic about the future and ready for new experiences. He said he has survived with the help of friends, his reality is far too common for LGBTQ teens. His lesson in adversity began in his sophomore year of high school. "I was writing a paper one night and my dad decided to check my phone," Owen said. "He was searching for quite a few hours and found a photo that clearly showed that I was gay and questioned me for quite a few hours that night." Days later, Owen said his parents sent him to … [Read more...] about Gay teen living on his own, struggling to get to college
by STEPHEN PIMPO JR., WJLA Joshua Wright (left), Donald Jackson (center) and William Wright (right). (Photo, Prince George's County Police) FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WJLA) - A pastor, his son and son-in-law have been charged for sexually abusing four teens in a church program for at-risk youth in Fort Washington, according to authorities. Prince George's County Police said that Oxon Hill Assembly of Jesus Christ head pastor 67-year-old Joshua Wright; his 46-year-old son William Wright, a minister at the church; and his 40-year-old son-in-law Donald Jackson, a leading church member, have all been accused of abuse by four women, who were between the ages of 15 and 18 at the time. The victims said the sexual acts happened between 2001 and 2008 in places that included the church, the suspects' homes and various parks while they were in the care and custody of the men while part of the Children Having Overcoming Power program. CHOP was created by the church to provide education classes … [Read more...] about 3 Maryland church leaders charged with sexually abusing teens in program for at-risk kids
(StatePoint) From one corner of a city or county to another, life expectancy can vary by five, 10 or even 20 years, according to a report from the Center on Society and Health.“What would it take to close those gaps across our community and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible?” asks Dr. Clyde Yancy, M.D., American Heart Association past president and chief of cardiology at Northwestern University in Chicago. “For many communities, it requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty and discrimination.”Thirty million people in neighborhoods nationwide have little or no access to healthful food like fruits and vegetables, and almost two-thirds of teens living in the United States don’t get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity. While progress is being made to help children grow up healthy, every state has communities with greater gaps and racial disparities. To make sure all kids can lead a long and … [Read more...] about Does Where You Live Determine How Long You Live?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Angie Perez-Delgado is turning teen lives around, she's a Woman to Watch Woman to Watch Angie Perez Delgado is proud of the work at Villa of Hope and its focus to help teens find a path to success. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Sandy Sloane, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle USA TODAY NETWORK Published 8:00 a.m. ET April 1, 2018 | Updated 9:08 a.m. ET April 1, 2018 CLOSE Rochester women are making headlines. Lauren Peace CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE As a young Latina, … [Read more...] about Angie Perez-Delgado is turning teen lives around, she’s a Woman to Watch