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Nov 14

Video Contest Winners: Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit 2013

Posted By iamincontrol | November 14, 2013

Governors bullying prevention summit 2013
We have a winner!

The Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit took place this week in Des Moines.  They had a video contest going on, and 30 amazing high schools and middle schools across the state submitted entries.

The top three winners were:

1st– Algona High School

2nd– Northwood-Kensett Junior-Senior High School

3rd – Clarion-Goldfield Middle School

Congrats to the winners and all the great entries that were submitted!  You can check out the winning videos and the 27 other entries by visiting this site.  Once you get there, click on the drop down menu that says “All Channels” and choose “Bully Prevention Entries.”  We hope you watch the videos and become inspired to stand up to bullying in your school.

You are in control of making your school a safe, supportive environment.

Oct 3

Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit 2013 & Video Contest

Posted By iamincontrol | October 3, 2013

We’re pulling a switch this month – our Bullying & Suicide post is trading places with our Alcohol, Tobacco & Drugs post (check back next week for that post).  We couldn’t wait to share this information about the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit 2013!  This year’s summit will be held on November 4, 2013 in Des Moines.

Why should you go?

Did you know that according to a 2012 survey, 57% of Iowa students said they had been bullied in school in the last 30 days?  That’s a huge percentage.  The goal of the summit is to talk about what can be done to prevent bullying, including what you can do as a bystander.  Speakers include Emily Bazelon, the author of “Sticks and Stones” , Deborah Temkin, the Bullying Prevention Manager at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, high school students speaking up about bullying prevention, and many others.  You can read the full agenda here.

This would be a great event for you to attend with one of your school’s clubs, so talk to your school administrators or a teacher to see if your group can attend.  If you register by October 19th, you will even get a free t-shirt.  Register here today!

Video Contest

You could win a $500 prize for your school by entering the video contest for the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit 2013.  You have one week left to enter!  The deadline for submitting your videos is Thursday, October 10th, 2013.

Go to this site for full details on the video contest.

Aug 12

HIT Week 2013 Video Contest Winner

Posted By iamincontrol | August 12, 2013

Do you have health insurance?
Have you ever had a broken bone or the flu?  Odds are you’ve had to go to the doctor once or twice in your life.  Your parents might have taken care of it for you, or you may have handed the receptionist a card and went on your way.

But what if you didn’t have that magic little card and had to pay for the entire visit?  Depending on how long you were there and what you needed done, a regular doctor visit could cost anywhere from $100-$500.  Medical care for a broken arm could be as much as $3,000—that’s a down payment on a new car, or a new computer and an iPad!  If I had to guess, you don’t have that kind of money lying around.  And if you do, I’m fairly certain you don’t want to spend it on medical care.

If you don’t know whether or not you have health insurance, now is the time to find out.  Take control of your health and talk to your parents about it—they will appreciate you being responsible for yourself, and you might save your family some money.  If you don’t have health insurance, talk to them about hawk-i  and Medicaid—both are excellent programs for affordable healthcare coverage, and your family might qualify even if both of your parents work.  Go to for more information.

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for…the HIT Week 2013 Video Contest winner!

Congratulations to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s Teen Outreach Program!  Check out their video below:


Congratulations to the runner-up from Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc.’s Teen Outreach Program!  See their video below:

May 8

HIT Week 2013 Video Contest

Posted By iamincontrol | May 8, 2013

HIT Week 2013 Video ContestLooking for something to do this summer?  Or do you just want to win a cool prize or gift certificate to your favorite restaurant or shopping mall?  The HIT Week 2013 Video Contest might be your chance! 
Health Insurance for Teens (HIT) Week is a campaign to increase awareness about the importance of health insurance for teens in Iowa.  HIT Week 2013 is August 11-17.  Create a video about why health insurance is important to you and submit it by July 31st for a chance to win.
Here’s everything you need to know about the contest:

 HIT Week 2013 Video Contest Rules
Consent and Waiver Form

Share this contest with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest using the share buttons above.  You can also print the attached flyer and hang it up at school or around your community to spread the word.

HIT Week 2013 Flyer Update