EFL offers PURSUE, a culturally relevant and interactive classroom presentation for high school students that focuses on the importance of character development, avoiding all high-risk behaviors and the characteristics of healthy relationships.

PURSUE is typically done as a 5-day (for 50 minute classes) or a 3 day (for 90 minute classes) presentation.

Topics covered include:

  • Making healthy choices and goal setting
  • Sexually transmitted infections & teen pregnancy
  • Media literacy
  • Resisting peer pressure
  • Developing good character
  • Dating violence and sexual abuse
  • Tools for building healthy relationships
  • The benefits to teens of avoiding all high risk behavior including sexual activity

The STI presentation can be presented with or without the rest of the PURSUE presentation. This section is taught by a medical professional and educates students on some of the most common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). The discussion includes information about modes of transmission, symptoms, treatment and health effects, as well as specific information about the effects of STIs on teen health. The program encourages students to consider the difference between risk reduction and risk avoidance with a strong message on the health benefits.

Please contact us for more information on how to schedule Pursue in your school. You can email Mackenzie Shunko or call us at 719.591.5424.

More resources and articles for teens and young adults can be found at iwillpursue.com

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