"Being a single parent ... [today, with] peer pressure, sex, drugs, alcohol, corruption. I ... talk to my daughter, allow her to express herself without [judgement] ... feel safe talking ... about everything. Even things I may not like ... I rather her [come] to me than [go] to [others]."

Salisha Joseph

Parent
"Being a dad [today] ... I knew that I would have to be the One to discuss issues about Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol. ... I confronted them head on. My Philosophy ... is i knew someone would have these conversations ... so why not get in front [of] it and give the right perspective and not glamorize it."

Nathaniel Yulfo

Parent
"As a mom I knew it was important to not only tell my teens what to do but be the example in their lives. ... encourage my youth to ... do what's right the first time. Most importantly be a leader, responsible, and accountable ... it's not what you do at first but how you respond in the end."

April Duckson Jackson

Parent