NHS to host abstinence workshop

Published 1:04 am Monday, October 29, 2007

NATCHEZ — Adams County Families First and the Mississippi Department of Human Services has a message for adolescents in the Natchez area.


On Nov. 3, Natchez High School will host an abstinence conference entitled: “It Pays to Wait!”

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“We want everyone to understand the repercussions for their actions,” said Amanda Hudson, an event coordinator with Adams County Families First.

This event will be the first of its kind in Adams County.

Teens from 13 to 18 are invited to participate in the daylong event at Natchez High School.

Teens at Saturday’s event will also hear from guest speaker Ron Glodoski.

Glodoski, motivational speaker and author of “How to be a Successful Criminal,” will address the perils of quick thrill that appeal to so many teen.

After Glodoski’s speech teens will have an opportunity to participate in breakout sessions.

Hudson said these sessions are essentially discussion groups that will give participants more of an active role in what they want to discuss.

Topics for the breakout sessions will include, teen dating, a forum on sexually transmitted diseases, and an open forum for teens to choose discussion topics.

Hudson is asking interested parents and teens to pre-register for the event as soon as possible.

The event is free and open to all teens.

For more information contact Families First at 601-445-7979 or 601-304-7860.