News and Events

QUEST 2016

NEWS AND EVENTS

This quarter, members of Quest For Change's Youth Leadership Council had the opportunity to peer educate during lessons in each of their respective schools. Peer education draws on the credibility that young people have with their peers, leverages the power of role modeling, and provides flexibility in meeting the diverse needs of today's youth. It has been shown as an effective way of sharing information on topics like sexual health because...

Being a teenager can be hard at times, from peer pressure to making wise decisions. To encourage their peers to make healthy and wise decisions Quest For Change Youth Leadership Council, in partnership with Horizons Community Solutions, created 3 short videos. These videos display some of the everyday difficult decisions teens have to make as well as myths they may hear from their peers regarding sexual health.  Click videos below...

  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Teen Dating Violence Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. Teen dating violence affects nearly 10% of all teenagers throughout the U.S. To help bring attention to this serious issue, Quest For Change Youth Leadership Councils held an awareness event in each of their respective schools. The theme for...

Quest For Change is hosting a Calhoun County community health training entitled, Real Talk: Sex & Relationships. It’s being held on Saturday, April 8th from 8 am – 4 pm. It’s open for ages 14-19 (*who haven’t taken Quest For Change’s comprehensive sex education class), and all who stay for the duration of the training will receive a $50 stipend!  Please call Marcus Girard at 770-256-8856 for more info!...

Alexis Law, a junior at Terrell High School and President of Quest for Change's Youth Leadership Council is changing the statistics of teen health in her community through outreach and education, and gaining statewide recognition for it. She was selected as one of 20 outstanding youth leaders in the state of Georgia for the 9th annual Georgia Youth Leadership Awards held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the College Football...

On November 8th, Quest For Change, Inc. held its first Let's Talk Workshop. In partnership with West Georgia Consortium, the workshop, "Explore Your Sexual Values & Attitudes" was offered to parents of teens in the Randolph County Housing Authority. Through interactive activities - community participants had opportunities to reflect back on their teen years, to compare sexual pressures of their teen years to today's teens, to examine the sexual boundaries...

Recently the Quest For Change Community Action Team Leaders hosted meetings in Calhoun, Terrell, and Randolph counties. The meetings informed community members on the important work that Quest is doing in each of the communities. Each of the meetings included community members, Youth Leadership Council members, councilmen, clergymen, school board members, teachers, and superintendents. The Youth Leadership Council reported on the success of the Leaders in Training Day which was held...

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. This year Quest commemorated the day by distributing informational goodie bags which included HIV/AIDS facts and candy. Over 600 bags were distributed to students in Calhoun, Terrell, and Randolph...