About our Turn Up The Volume series

Feb 03, 2016
The Beacon presents the "Turn Up The Volume" series.

Today’s teens are grappling with challenges their parents couldn’t have imagined facing during their own youth – self-harm and suicide, cyberbullying, gangs and homelessness, and more.

As part of our ongoing community outreach efforts, which we launched last year with our series on domestic violence awareness, The Beacon newspapers are publishing an eight-part series on teen issues, “Turn Up The Volume,” to bring those often-silent battles to light.

The series will cover: depression/suicide/self-harm; cheating; drugs/alcohol addiction; gangs/violence/crimes; bullying/cyberbullying; homelessness; eating disorders; and pregnancy/sex.

We also enlisted support from area businesses. Profits from their ads are going to teen-service organizations in Snohomish County.

We want the series to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those needing help. – Paul Archipley

Beacon Publishing presents "Turn Up The Volume," an eight-part series on issues local teenagers face, their many ramifications, and the ways the community can help them fight back.

Here is a schedule for the series:

Feb. 3: Depression, self-harm and suicide

Feb. 10: Cheating in schools

Feb. 17: Homelessness

Feb. 24: Drug and alcohol addiction

March 2: Bullying and cyberbullying

March 9: Eating disorders

March 16: Gangs, violence and crime

March 23: Pregnancy and sex

March 23: Op/Ed – A call to action

Comments (1)
Posted by: Joe Kunzler | Feb 03, 2016 15:09

Way To Go Sara.  Right on.  More guts, more muckraking, more leadership, more moxie, and more Newsbrooke.

What journalism used to be and could be again.  Happy to pay $10 to keep you in the good fight.

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