Calling out to all teens and parents!
As a teen myself, I've encountered some amazing and some not quite so amazing conversations out there regarding sex and sexual things.
I've noticed a trend in my generation's ideas about sex and while some aspects improve, others degrade. There are some socially and sexually aware teenagers out there but there's also an alarmingly high number of teens who don't understand the basic concept of consent.
So this is my calling out. I challenge all of you to learn what sex is really about and I challenge of you parents to support your child's education of what healthy sexuality is. I challenge all of you to learn how sex is never only about penises and vaginas. How sex includes things like decision-making and self-esteem. How sex includes knowing when and why is an essential question to ask. This is what I challenge you to do:
Sharing Our Teens Responsibility at the Civic Media Center partnered with Planned Parenthood of North Florida.
Sharing Our Teens Responsibility is a program works with middle and high school aged youth to promote safe, healthy sex along with abstinence if that is your chosen path.
Sharing Our Teens Responsibility is a 6 week program that will meet once or twice a week starting in late October to November. By attending, teens can acquire community service hours through this.
I hope to see an incredible mix of parents and teens ready to learn about sexuality and responsibility starting in late October!
This is the Facebook event page.