“My name is Karla. I am almost 17 and in 11th grade. My goal is to become an RN one day. I love giving advice and helping other people. I have joined Berks Teens Matter to become more social and to learn more.”
“My name is Lizbeth Cintron and I am in 11th grade. My goals in life are to be successful and graduate to become an RN so I can help people for the rest of my life. My hobbies are baking, learning new things, and helping people when they need someone there for them. I joined Berks Teens Matter because I wanted to learn more and help others understand that there are many options if you have a problem. Being a Youth Ambassador helps you become more educated and have fun while learning.”
“My name is Rashely Colon. I’m in 11th grade. My hobbies include listening to music and baking with my mom. I am passionate about graduating and becoming a robotics engineer. I joined Berks Teens Matter to become more confident in myself.”
“Heyy!! My name is Cynthia Garcia and I’m a junior at RHS. I’m very passionate about Reading and want to become a writer. I joined BTM because my parents didn’t really discuss being safe and in a healthy relationship with me. I want to be able to tell young kids about being in the right mindset when it comes to safe sex.”
Youth activists advocate for change within their communities—working to promote honest, open communication about sexuality and to safeguard your access to sexual health information and services.
If you’d like to make a difference in Berks County by helping reduce teen pregnancy, consider becoming a Youth Ambassador for Berks Teens Matter. We’re looking for teens aged 13-19 of all races and genders.
What will you do? You’ll meet with us monthly and help us understand how to reach and educate your peers with our message through marketing, events and social media. We’ll brainstorm attention grabbing ideas like condom prom dresses and sidewalk chalk campaigns.
What will you get? A resume builder with real experience. Joining BTM will teach you about working with a team, reaching goals, and networking. You’ll get hands-on experience blogging, recording PSA’s (radio & TV!), and contributing to our Instagram account. And snacks. You’ll get lots of snacks.
Please send your completed application to our HRC and Youth Coordinator, Johnathan Rodríguez Báez, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or print it out and drop it off at 429 Walnut Street Reading, PA 19603