PACT
Promise to honor your worth in relationships, online and in real life.
The relationship with yourself sets the tone for every relationship you have.
Self-Worth (n): you value yourself; a sense of self-value means that you are worthy of respect.

Today's young people are faced with more challenges than those of generations before, courtesy of social media. Studies show that technology is having emotional implications that have long-term effects. The excessive media consumption is linked to less happiness, less social skills, less sense of community (FOMO is Real!), and less mental stability. All of these issues intersect and contribute to low self-worth, which directly impacts positive relationships with others.

PACT helps young adults recognize the power of self-worth and its significance in maintaining healthy relationships. We promise young people ages 16-24 a BOLD lifestyle. For us, such a daring, brave and fearless way of life means having the confidence and people skills to command and manage equal partnerships. We believe that by honoring ourselves - our bodies, our values, our voice - we can build happy, healthy and fulfilling relationships in our community.

Positive self-worth promises happy relationships
Home Stat 1
92%
92% of young people ages 16-24 are online daily and spend between six and nine hours absorbing media.1
Home Stat 2
40%
The number of teens who get together with their friends nearly every day dropped by more than 40 percent from 2000 to 20152
Home Stat 3
57%
57% of college students express that it is difficult to identify toxic relationship and 58% admit they don't know what to do about it.3
Home Stat 4
60%
60% of people using social media reported that it has impacted their self-esteem in a negative way.4
  1. https://girlspact.org/the-need
  2. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/
  3. https://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/dating-violence-statistics/
  4. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/social-medias-impact-on-self-esteem_b_58ade038e4b0d818c4f0a4e4?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMrTEKZiRy7TYzh4cPkl6jEiVzkGcQv_gEpf9b6dpSexNlu5f1ueAZyeBaRE8w7UnFsHKnogECZbbVvr2cqTh7LvxtnhSssr6qN6L9Tpxz0lX03i2x8AtOCyGE3CKc3mfFf_4vgc5PfTIcHCWiAd4Zbn3PRXwt0_-Nu_uFoR4wlm
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