Voice A Revolution Video Puts A Number On Teen Trouble

05.13.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  Why is being a youth pastor-- or youth worker-- so important? A video by "Voice A Revolution" is out that puts a number on what happens to teens-- when they leave church each Sunday.  The average church service is 2 hours. In the 2 hours after church, 960 teens across America will inflict self-injury, like cutting. 3900 will drink alcohol. There are 160 high school dropouts every 120 minutes in America. 178 are abused or neglected-- in 2 hours. 120 run away from home. 480 get high on prescription drugs. In a 2-hour period, 120 American teenage girls will become mothers. 720 will catch an STD. Here is a clip of the video.