On November 29, 2022, we celebrate Giving Tuesday - a day when everyone comes together to support their favorite nonprofits. This year, we would be grateful to have your support. Your donation will help us provide sexual health and healthy relationship education to adolescents in our area. The first 10 donors will receive a FREE* book bundle that includes Sex Positive Talks to Have with Kids, Bodies are Cool, and Amplify stickers + swag!
Sex education is health education. Youth who receive evidence-based sex education are more likely to abstain or delay sexual activity, and more likely to use birth control and condoms when they do engage in sexual activity. The number of Oklahoma high school students reporting that they have ever had sex decreased by nearly 36% since 2009 when adolescent sexual health programs and services were expanded across the state. When young people have the information they need and deserve about their sexual health, they’re able to make the best decisions for themselves.
Sex education builds critical life skills. Students are taught about consent and personal boundaries in all areas of life. They learn how to set realistic goals for their futures and see the impact their choices have on those goals. Sex ed also teaches young people about the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship, human trafficking, exploitation, and abusive behaviors, to report these behaviors, and to seek help from safe, trusted adults if they need to report abuse. About 1 in 12 young people experience physical and/or sexual dating violence, and roughly 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 13 boys in the United States experience child sexual abuse. All youth deserve equitable access to foundational life skills, and we want our kids to be healthy and safe.
Sex education is a resource for parents and caregivers. Sex education provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to discuss family values around love, sex, and healthy relationships with the young people they care about. Teens want their parents to talk to them about these topics. Having these conversations helps young people make healthy choices and plan their futures. Sex education encourages trusted adults and teens to start the conversation and can provide sexual and reproductive information that parents and caregivers may not have learned about as youth. By supporting adolescents as they grow and learn to make healthy decisions about their sexual health and well-being, we can create vibrant communities where young people thrive.
*According to the IRS, a Quid Pro Quo Contribution is a payment a donor makes to a charity partly as a contribution and partly for goods or services. For example, if a donor gives $100 and receives a book bundle valued at $40, the donor has made a quid pro quo contribution. The charitable contribution part is $60.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: The amount of your donation that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of any money contributed over the fair market value of the book bundle. The good faith estimate of the fair market value of the book bundle is $40.