Teen Line was established in 1980 to help troubled teenagers in a way they would accept: teens helping teens. Their mission is to provide personal teen-to-teen education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, current technologies and community outreach.
Over a hundred teens volunteer annually at Teen Line, they complete a comprehensive 60-hour training program that focuses on the problems that teens deal with whether it concerns relationships with family or friends, drugs or alcohol abuse, eating disorders, self-injury, depression, rape, pregnancy, or suicide. Teen volunteers learn that they are not there to judge or give advice but to ‘actively listen’-a simple act that can make a powerful, sometimes life-saving difference. Thanks to donations to the Leo Buscaglia Foundation
Teen Line, received a grant for general operating support which will be utilized to support all components of their program including training, outreach and their hotline.
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