Want to get involved in sex education advocacy but aren’t sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place!
There are lots of ways to get involved in supporting sex education in your school and community — whether it’s to protect and support the great policies you may already have or to advocate for better policies. Any way you can advocate for and support quality sex education helps!
Find Out How You Can Support Sex Education
Wondering how you can become a sex education advocate? Here are a few suggestions for getting involved in sex education advocacy:
Find your representatives and senators, and tell them to support the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) and the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), and put an end to abstinence-only-until-marriage and sexual risk avoidance (SRA) programs. Urging your elected officials to support sex education programs helps ensure that all young people have access to quality, accurate sex education.
Find out what the laws are in your state. If they’re comprehensive, contact your local school district to make sure they’re being enforced. If they aren’t or they don’t exist at all, tell your local representative that you want better sex education laws in your state.
Go to your local school board to find out what sex education looks like in your community’s schools. Organize with your friends or other advocates to demand quality sex education policies and programs in your school district.
Find out what your local Planned Parenthood sex educators can provide in your school and community.