BRAVEheart Teen Initiative is a non-profit Christian organization that promotes an abstinent lifestyle to reduce the risks of unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and emotional trauma.
BRAVEheart performs abstinence presentations in local schools in classes grades 7 & 8, as well as local churches. Since beginning BRAVEheart, Glynn County has seen a 30% reduction in teen pregnancy among 15-17 year olds.
Age 15-25 years old.
Ability to communicate well with peers.
Concern for the problems of area teens and willingness to motivate others to share this concern.
Willingness to learn independently as well as through training sessions.
Agreeing to our abstinence compliance and leadership commitment.
Teen Staff Teams:
Drama Team members must be at least 15 years old to participate. Members work on signs, posters, skit ideas, assist in setting up for dramas, and taking down after dramas. They MUST attend practices (currently Tuesdays at 5pm) and presentations. They must be willing to do local church/ community, in-school presentations as well as travel out of town for some presentations. Some Wednesday nights and weekend participation is required. Useful skills: comfortable performing in front of groups of people, good at memorizing lines, good acting skills, ability to be creative and contribute new ideas.
Mentors must be at least 15 years old to participate. Mentors must have excellent telephone manners. They must be mature enough to mentor those who have signed BRAVEheart Start Cards. They must go through volunteer training. Mentors work out of the BRAVEheart office on Monday-Thursday from afterschool to 5:00pm. During the summer, they may have extended hours. Useful skills: Excellent communication skills, Ability to listen and respond accordingly, responsibility to keep busy without constant supervision.
Club leaders must be mature and confident. They are responsible for leading afterschool clubs in our middle schools as well as in our local Boys and Girls clubs. Middle school clubs are co-ed clubs for middle-school aged students. They discuss a range of topics that include sex, abstinence, purity, and love. We also have Little Sisters and Little Brothers clubs in the Boys and Girls clubs. These clubs are girls-only or boys-only, and elementary aged children. They discuss character-building. Club leaders must be able to lead a classroom, be prepared to think on their feet, and must dress in an appropriate manner when leading clubs.
BRAVEheart is always seeking new members to our team!