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Summer 2019
Off and Running....

Dear friends,

While summer brings lots of fun, relaxation and extra sleep for our students, our summers at Pure are filled with a little fun and rest, but a whole lot of preparation for a coming school year.

Following last year's phenomenal growth of tripling the number of students that we saw, we knew we needed to be strategic in our planning this summer to prepare for the coming school year. To present our program to 13,902 students using trained volunteers, it doesn't just happen by chance. We have a wonderful team that works behind the scenes, both staff and volunteers, who make this operation happen. I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to lead this group. 

A few of the changes that have taken place this summer include: hiring of a curriculum designer, Kathy Shelburne, to enhance and update our current Sexual Risk Avoidance Program for middle and high schoolers and to build the remaining four years of Solutions elementary abuse prevention curriculum to launch over the next two years. In addition, Kathy as a former educator, will serve as a liaison with all of our schools and educators to visit the classrooms and deliver some supplies, as well as answer any questions prior to the presentations. We also have a part-time staff person, Peggy Waggoner, committed to scheduling our schools and volunteers, allowing me to spend more time recruiting, training and developing our volunteers and board of trustees.
With new systems in place, we look forward to filling new requests that were presented to us last school year in Floyd, Washington and Scott counties. My motto since day one has been that we have "NO LIMITS," which we have proudly displayed on our office wall, and can go wherever we are requested. Stay tuned as we have some big news to share later this year as Pure's mission may be going across the sea to reach people thousands of miles away. We are excited about this new year and already have several training dates scheduled for new volunteers. Please review the dates in the Enews and share with those you know who might have an interest in joining our team.

Thank you for being a part of our mission and vision as we continue to transform our communities!
Be blessed,

Shari McCutcheon
Director, Pure Education

Summer Fun & Happenings

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

We took the opportunity to treat and recognize our volunteers and their families this summer. It was a wonderful evening to reflect and share on the past school year and the impact each one has made on students and the dedication to the vision of our programs. Thank you to all our volunteers!

Shari recognizing Dr. Bill & Mae Croft with their granddaughter, Ella, with volunteers Ronye Mears and Evelyn Houser, and staff member Kathy Shelburne watching from the right.

Shari recognized all the volunteers for their special roles they play and their families for supporting them in their service.

A group photo of all the volunteers able to make the event.

Taste of Southern Indiana

Our staff and families had some fun at the RSVP Taste of Southern Indiana fundraiser trying foods from the 29 vendors and visiting with one another and several of our own volunteers as well as other members of the community out to support Hope Southern Indiana's RSVP Program.

Lots of fun and laughs at the Pure table.

New Scheduling System

We are excited to add our new scheduling system to have the "semester at a glance" to keep our staff and volunteers apprised at all times what counties, schools and what volunteers are serving. 

Sandy filling in important dates for development planning.

Annual Impact Report Coming Soon

Are you on our mailing list? If you aren't receiving mailings from us, please send us your mailing address as our 2018-19 Annual Report is being sent out soon. Email your address to Sandy Sorrells at

Parent Resources

Parenting Tweens: Inside the Mind of your Tween Daughter 
By: Nancy Jergins

Your tween daughter is stuck between two worlds—she’s not a little girl any longer, but she’s also not an official teen. She’s somewhere in the middle of I love you, Mommy and Mom, I’ve got this. Even if your tween hasn’t started maturing physically yet, what’s going on in her mind is usually ahead of that area’s development, thanks to the things she’s exposed to earlier and earlier all around her.

Click here for the full article.

10 Ways Your Child can Use Their Cell Phone for Good
By: Lisa Appelo

My 12-year-old loves Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube.

And though I’m the mom who puts off buying my child a cell phone as long as possible, I’ve been pleasantly surprised.

Click here for full article.


In This Issue

  • Off and Running...
  • Summer Fun & Happenings
  • Parent Resources
  • Connect2Pure@lunch
  • Pure In Schools
  • Opportunities to Partner
  • By the Numbers
  • Online Giving

Website & Facebook

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Save the Dates!
Wednesday, August 28

Wednesday, September 25

All luncheons are held in the Pure Community Room, 1858 E. 8th Street, Jeffersonville, IN
12:30 p.m to 1:30  p.m.
RSVP to Sandy 502-693-3480 or

Our lunches are growing and we are finding this to be the absolute best way to share who we are and what we are doing in the schools. Is there any reason why you couldn't share our upcoming dates with friends to come learn more about Pure and our mission.

Harrison County Connect2Pure@lunch

We had a fantastic turnout at our luncheon in Harrison County to share the mission and vision. We look forward to working in this community and building on its foundation of strengthening youth and families.

Pure In Schools
2019-20 School Year

Focus Group for Finalizing Solutions Grade 4 from 7-9 p.m.

This meeting is open to anyone who would like to give feedback on the curriculum before it is finalized.
Solutions Grade 3 Instructor Training
Thursday, August 15
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Solutions Grade 4 Instructor Training
Thursday, August 22
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

All meetings and trainings will be held in the Pure Community Room, 1858 E. 8th Street, Jeffersonville, IN. To RSVP to any of these events, please email Peggy Waggoner at

Welcome New Board President

Welcome, Mary Wallace, Real Estate Broker with Schuler Bauer, as our new President of the Board. We look forward to the leadership of Mary as she helps guide and lead us through the next year and beyond. Mary has served on our board for many years, as well as volunteered in our office, in the classrooms and caters our monthly luncheons. Thank you so much for your service, Mary!

Partnering Opportunities

Be a part of something GREAT by becoming a Monthly Partner:

Online gifts may be made at:

Checks may be mailed to Pure, P.O. Box 2083, Clarksville, IN 47129-2083

By the numbers:

Final Stats
Fiscal Year 2018-19

Projected Budget $114,531

Acutal Funds Raised $80,594

Total Students Seen: 13,902

Contact Sandy at or 502-693-3480
to set up your partnership today.

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462 on Mailing List
586 following on Facebook

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Thank you to the new enrollees for Community Rewards! If you have not yet signed up, please take a few moments to enroll in Kroger Community Rewards and all your grocery shopping will benefit Pure and impact students in your community. Every little bit helps.

Log onto:, and sign up choosing Pure Education Initiative. If you need help signing up, call Sandy Sorrells at 502-693-3480 and she will step you through the process. The more participants we have, the greater rewards for Pure.


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