About our 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