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July 9th, 2013 by Equipping Youth

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div>Dear Friends,

Our youth need you to stand up for truth and purity.  Today’s generation is living at a time similar to those of other great educated and advanced civilizations that no longer exist. They fell during societal acceptance of the same degrading immoral activities that are now considered as normal and enlightened for our youth.
What does the president’s budget have to do with this?
President Obama’s proposed FY 2014 budget calls for the elimination of discretionary funding for Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) abstinence education. It also directs the US Department of Health and Human Services to repurpose a portion of the section of the Title V state  block grant for abstinence education to another new program that focuses on contraception rather than on avoiding risk.
Since nearly 75% of teens targeted for sex education classes (age 15-17) are not sexually active, one would expect federal sex education policy to reinforce these healthy decisions and encourage more teens to make the same positive choices. Sadly, the President’s recent budget ignores compelling research facts in favor of making a wrong-headed policy  statement that serves the narrow agenda of special interest groups who profit from the negative consequences of sexually active youth.
Research proves that students benefit from SRA programs,
regardless of their sexual experience, or lack thereof. Students in successful SRA programs are more likely to delay sex than their peers, and if they are sexually active, have fewer partners and no less likely to use a condom. It’s troubling that our President
would want to prevent students from receiving the encouragement and the skills to avoid sexual risk.
Call your representative in Congress and ask them to ignore the President’s sex education policy
recommendations and instead choose the common sense position of supporting SRA programs and the positive results they are achieving among youth. Call for support of funding SRA education with the Abstinence Education Reallocation Act*. This bill will not increase the federal budget, but will fund the program through monies already allocated in Secretary Sibelius’ Prevention and Public Health Fund.
*Rep.
Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) introduced the bill in the House and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the same bill in the Senate.
Equipping Youth Presentations/Assemblies
We have an assembly/chapel time presentation available for schools that can include faith based teaching if desired, but can be completely secular for public schools.
We are available for you and your youth.
Beating the Con Games Using PowerPoint slides and interactive demonstrations-discussions students are assisted in:
  1. Discussing media and social
    cons (lies) directed toward youth and what they really want from
    you,
  2. Understanding the
    developmental stages of the maturing adolescent brain,
  3. Connecting teens’ use of
    stimulants, drugs and alcohol to lifetime negative consequences,
  4. Realizing the methods of the
    brain’s development of pathways for forming habits and its
    chemical bonding reaction to intimacy,
  5. And making personal Powerful
    Choices to avoid the cons and to save sex for marriage.
If your youth group, parent group, or home school association wishes to have this presentation, call or e-mail.
Thank you  for your support and prayers. Our work continues because of friends like you who care about our youth. We are able to help make a difference for our communities’  leaders of tomorrow through your donations.
Ruth Anne Eccles,
Executive Director
Find your Member of Congress here
or here
http://www.contactingcongress.org
The National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) website has much more information about SRA legislation and research articles of abstinence education’s successes,
http://www.abstinenceassociation.org/
http://www.abstinenceworks.org/
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