This science-based health program provides straightforward information about sexuality and its risks. As the last program in our health education continuum (see complete continuum) students learn about teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD). Students explore the psycho-social, economic, and academic outcomes of teen parenthood as well as the consequences of an STD. Educators teach skills for making responsible sexual choices based on the program content.
- Increase their knowledge about human reproductive anatomy and the impact of sexual activity on a teenager’s well-being (physically, mentally and socially).
- Feel empowered to take personal responsibility for increasing their total wellness (including sexual health) and to increase student disapproval of risky sexual activity.
- Develop strategies and tools to make healthy decisions and explore alternatives to sexual activity.
ISBE Health Standards: 22.A.3a, 22.A.3b, 23.A.3a,
ISBE Social Emotional Learning Standards: 1A.3a, 3B.3b
National Sexuality Education Standards: AP.8.CC.1, AP.8.AI.1, PD.8.CC.1, PR.8.CC.1, PR.8.CC.2, PR.8.INF.1, SH.8.CC.1, SH.8.AI.1, SH.8.CC.3
*Meets IL school code section 105 ILCS 110/3, 5/27-9.1