Sometimes when it comes to making an impact, you need some help to get your voice heard. You can say the right thing all day, but your message could go unnoticed if no one is saying it with you. Collect voices and make your message loud and clear.
Ask a Big Question
Come up with a personal question, something better one than "Is teen pregnancy bad?" Try:
- What are the reasons you don't want to be a parent yet?
- Do you have a dream that you can't accomplish as a teen parent?
Use Media to Get Answers
Attaching a picture and sound to your message makes it stronger. Have people pose holding a sign with their answer written on it. Make a video
of testimonials. Make a podcast
of people's stories. Be bold and creative.
Teen parenthood is an issue that affects every young person, regardless of gender. Encourage young men to express how they feel about the topic.
Share What You've Created
Let tons of voices say what yours alone couldn't. Make your work public. If you've used photography, make a collage and post it in your school or community center. Put your video on a blog or somewhere else that you can share a link with your community.
Make the Finished Product Interactive
Maybe there's someone with something to say who you weren't able to include in your initial project. Give them a way to express themselves. Encourage them to post a video response, express themselves on a Post-It, submit a letter. Make sure you urge people to express their opinions respectfully.