It’s been a busy fall for our Okanogan Healthy Youth staff, to say the least! This year we’ve partnered with five county school districts: Methow Valley, Pateros, Paschal Sherman Indian School, Bridgeport and Brewster to build comprehensive sexual health education programs provento reduce teen pregnancy. In September, staff held a full day training for classroom teachers implementing the curriculum and have spent the fall traveling around the county to teach in classrooms and support teachers and administration create sustainable, responsive programs. Here’s just a few of the many reflections we’ve heard from students:
"Sex ed taught me good choices that I can make in life."
“"My teacher showed us ways to say ‘no’ to things we don't want."
"I learned to that it's important to have knowledge of contraception when you have sex."