Project Love is a school-based, character-development initiative of Values-in-Action Foundation.


Values-in-Action Foundation is a character-building education and training organization. Through school workshops, community events, leadership training and media programs, Values-in-Action empowers teens and adults to build communities of kindness, caring and respect by putting their values-in-action wherever they go.

Purple America is a national initiative of Values-in-Action Foundation to re-focus the American conversation to a civil, productive and respectful dialogue around our shared values. To see America's shared values and get involved, go to www.purpleamerica.us

 
 
 

 

Authentic Conversations

 


Project Love's national TV series "Principles" features teens and adults discussing critical issues facing young people today. Our Authentic Conversations program uses these episodes as a springboard for meaningful classroom dialogue. For more information about Authentic Conversations, please contact the Project Love office at 440.442.5683.

Authentic Conversations allows teens from all economic backgrounds to engage in honest classroom dialogue about critical issues and choices they face that parents or educators might have a hard time bringing up. Authentic Conversations offers teens the chance to engage more deeply with their schoolwork, make wiser choices about personal behaviors impacting their future and their health, enhance and personalize their learning, build self-esteem, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

This innovative program was created and piloted in Cleveland-area schools during the 2005-2006 school year with the generous support of The Mt. Sinai Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, The Hershey Foundation, UnitedHealthcare, UHHS/Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Consolidated Graphics Group. Order it for your school, organization or youth group today!

A diverse panel discusses the motives for bullying, the reasons others stand by and watch, and why some bystanders even egg the bully on. Learn the causes and effects of bullying within a school and what strategies can be used to prevent bullying from taking place.


This frank program will explain what "friends with benefits" means and reveal the current attitudes and feelings of many teens toward casual sex and abstinence. Casual sex is prevalent among teens and even pre-teens, making the risks of STD's a serious concern for teens engaged in any type of sexual activities.


Award-Winner! Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film Festival, 2007

1 in 3 teen relationships are abusive. Sure to provoke discussion, this program helps viewers see the difference between healthy and abusive relationships, understand why some teens are more vulnerable to abuse, and consider the behaviors needed to break free from unhealthy relationships.


This informative program will help viewers to understand the challenges teens face to improve eating and exercise habits and empower teens to make healthier choices.


Brandon and Michelle, two overweight teens, candidly reveal their stories of being teased and tormented because of their weight and how they learned to cope and rebuild self-esteem.


Over 1,600 teens die in the U.S. each year from alcohol poisoning. More than five million teens binge drink. Listen as a brave young man and his mom share his story of drinking himself into a coma at the age of 15. Hear experts react and share their own personal stories.


Brandon Silveria, a star high school football player, had a few beers at a party, then chose to drive home. After a horrific accident in which he nearly died and years of rehabilitation, Brandon's life will never be the same.


U.S. teens have twice as many pregnancies, abortions and STDs as teens from Europe. Brittney, a high school student, shares her story as a single mom who is raising the daughter she had at 14. Candid discussion explores the reasons why teens become sexually active, the need for better education about birth control, and the many challenges teen mothers face.


6,000 teens in the U.S. start smoking every day. Can it be prevented? Get insights into the reasons for and the effects of teen smoking from vivid stories about the power of tobacco addiction


In this compelling program, a diverse panel of teens, an educator and a medical expert reveal the warning signs for teen suicide and the critical role friends can play in helping to prevent that tragedy.


What should you do if a friend jokes about committing suicide? How should a school help prevent teen suicides or react if one occurs? This thought-provoking program features insight and inspiration.


A diverse panel candidly express their views about using the "F" word, the "N" word and the "B" word. How do teens react to adult swearing? Would prayer in school "clean up" the language that students use there?


 


 
 
 

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