We empower students to make healthy choices about life, love, sex and relationships by connecting them to medically-accurate information, community resources, safe adults, as well as their families and good friends.
We encourage honest conversation between parents and their children by educating and motivating families to make healthy decisions concerning dating relationships, self-esteem and sex.
Inform & Support
We inform and support preteens, teenagers, and young adults as they face the often confusing issue of sexual health through our 2 programs that are reaching over 8,000 students a year.
Together, Compass and Battle of The Sexes provide relevant, creative and impactful sexual health facts.
Battle of the Sexes is a one-day, off-campus event for high school juniors. This comprehensive event is designed as a “booster shot” to our 10-day program, Compass. We strive to empower students to navigate the craziness of life, relationships and dating. The goal is to help these students become strong and healthy young adults by teaching basic life skills as they prepare to embark on new adventures of their own.
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Compass is a value-neutral, medically accurate, age appropriate 10-day, teen sexual health program reaching almost 6,000 students each year in 7th, 8th and 9th grade. Students are taught by trained community educators who bring both a passion for students and an in-depth knowledge of relationships and human sexuality into the classroom.
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“I have so enjoyed all the presenters over the years. It is a great program for the kids, great information, very timely and relevant. We will never know how many lives have been or will be affected by this class. Keep it going. Thanks for all your help and service to our students.” Gayle Daniels, Joplin School District
“Wow! Your organization is a class act. You teach in an effective way to meet the needs and wants of students, parents, and educators.” Tiffany Stringer, Carthage School District
“We have been having Life Choices come to Baxter Middle School for several years now. The teachers and curriculum just keep getting better every year. The age appropriate content is a must for our students to hear in a world where the idea of sex is very distorted. As a parent and a teacher, I am impressed with not only the content, but the approach and personal stories that are shared to make an impact on our kids. Parents are not, as a general rule, talking to their kids about relationships because it is simply an uncomfortable subject. So, to have this organization come in and present this difficult subject in a factual, interesting and fun way, is such a benefit to our youth. Thank you to those who create this program, teach it, believe in and support it! Both my daughters have heard the Life Choices middle school program and still today we discuss things like the ladder of intimacy and setting boundaries so that they won’t get hurt and their goals in life can be met. As long as I’m teaching, I will promote the implementation of this program in every middle school that I come in contact with. Thanks again for all you do and caring about the generations that follow.”
Stephanie Dewey, Baxter Springs School District
We currently have 4 staff members and 30 trained community members
creating, organizing and teaching Compass and Battle of The Sexes.
531 E. 7th Street Joplin, MO 64801