Novia Condell represented the Forum Club at a New York City Board of Education public hearing on condom availability in high schools. Novia told the board: It is certainly not a secret that many high school students are sexually active today. While some are very conscious and practice “safe sex,” many do not. Many teenagers ... deny that they can be victims of sexually transmitted diseases. They think that they are invulnerable. Condom availability in the schools, when combined with a comprehensive program of sex education, would help teenagers become more sexually responsible. This would lead to fewer teenage pregnancies and fewer sexually transmitted disease. My advice is “Save a Life—Use a Condom!”
The job market can be a tough place for a teenager, but, with a little resilience and ingenuity, you can find several ways to make money. Aside from browsing your options with employers who are known for hiring teens, you should also think about opportunities to become an independent contractor of sorts, a budding entrepreneur who sells wares or provides services all on your own. Whether you think you want a basic summer lifeguard gig or to start your own landscaping business, make sure you explore your options beforehand in order to find the one that suits you best.