Teen Environmental Influences

March 5, 2012
Hosted by Nikki and the Paper Hope Street Team

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Episode Description

Being a teen is difficult enough then add in all the environmental influences that impact them each day its no wonder teens can feel confused and lost at times. Did you know that American Teenagers spend more 10 hours a day consuming some sort of media. We can assume that most is riddled with content that objectifies women and distorts their bodies – source Miss Representation. Street team members Ericka, Rio, and Ashli along with special guest Tamra Wade, author and director of Paper Hope will discuss what some of the biggest environmental influences that they have seen recently – Selena Gomez on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine, the movie Project X and MTV's Jersey Shore to name a few. We have our weekly Daily Details and Random Questions!

Paper Hope Street Team

Paper Hope Street Team

Monday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Kids Channel

Paper Hope Street Team is made up of teens ranging in age from 13 to 19. They will be talking about issues that are impacting teens and their families. We will discuss topics that affect teens’ daily lives such as friendship, relationships, underage drinking, sex and drug use. No topic is off limits.

Paper Hope was started to provide a tool to help mothers and daughters open the lines of communication when facing these difficult subjects. Taking stories from founder Tamra Wade’s high school journals we want to take a glimpse into the raw world of a teen-aged girl to start the conversations.

Each week the Paper Hope Street Team will be discussing a blog topic from a teen’s unique perspective and offering parents and teen’s solutions to everyday issues. We hope you will be a part of the conversation! Tune in Mondays at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Kids Channel. Produced by KidStar Radio Network.

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Nikki and the Paper Hope Street Team

Nikki and the Paper Hope Street Team

Our newest Paper Hope Street Team radio show host, Dommnique Newman, also known as Nikki, is full time in high school. Nikki is an amazing student maintaining a 3.8 GPA.

She has been a company dancer since she was seven years old. Nikki’s disciplines are modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop and tap. She is currently in advanced dance at school.

She is the team manager for the softball team and is a teacher’s assistant as well. She took cheer and gymnastics for several years.

She attended ACT acting school in Phoenix, Arizona for three years. In 2008 she was invited to participate at the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) annual competition in L.A. and won numerous awards and has molded with Barbizon.

She has a passion for helping others with her volunteer work and working with children with disabilities. She is very close with her large family. She loves to travel and live life to the fullest. She believes no one should live life in fear of anything! She's always willing to talk, listen, and support whoever needs a friend at any time.

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