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April 2019
 
Knowledge is Power!

Dear friends,
 
(This month's article is written by Haylee Hedrick, a senior at Jeffersonville High School, who went through the Pure program as a freshman, and again as a senior. We hope you enjoy her story as much as we did and see first-hand what an impact Pure is making on young people thanks to your belief and support.)
 

Knowledge is power. Having the ability to be well-educated on a topic allows one to know how to respond to the topic. When it comes to teenagers and young adults being knowledgeable about safe sex and safe relationships, it is a very valuable resource. The Pure program provides classes of high school students with this information and prepares today’s youth on how to successfully protect themselves and be their best self. 

Having had the program twice in high school, I have two different perspectives. As a freshman, for me, the program was about knowing the dangers of sexual actions and relationships. Learning about how teens get into difficult situations by making not so smart decisions or by not being well educated on the consequences of their actions. As a senior, it was more of a “be aware and be alert” lesson. It was more about recognizing signs and realizing that it is not your fault and that you can save yourself.

As we get older and go onto college, we will develop numerous types of new relationships. This course has allowed me to identify the healthy one versus unhealthy and how to spot early signs of abuse and how to correctly get oneself out of that situation. The message of putting yourself first and thinking before acting was the same both times but the message shifted slightly from freshman to senior year. Freshman year it was sort of a “warning sign” about what can happen and be knowledgeable and now it’s a “proceed with caution” approach, because we are going out into the real world and the stakes are raised and we have to know how to react correctly. 

My peers were very receptive to the program and it appeared to even be an eye-opening experience for some that were either in an abusive relationship unknowingly or that knew friends or family members that were on the verge of one. Classmates of mine openly reacted to the role playing scenarios and had fun with them but were also able to discuss and appreciate the message and severity behind the activity. 

A friend of mine realized that her past relationships were verbally abusive and that if she would’ve been more aware of the signs, she would’ve ended it long before it actually ended. She also realized how to detect those signs and how to respond if she is ever in that situation again. 

The Pure program provides teens with one of the most powerful resources: knowledge. Educating students, preventing situations, and allowing students the ability to recognize signs before one is in danger. Academics are highly enforced in school but being knowledgeable about relationships and how to prepare for the different relationship scenarios is just as important. The Pure program focuses on your well-being and makes sure that you end the course knowing your worth and how to look out for YOU. 


Haylee Hedrick
Senior, Jeffersonville High School Class of 2019

Pure In the Community

Two New Grants Received 

With the tremendous growth and requests for our programming this school year, we were fortunate to find additional funding sources to help with a few of those requests. Thank you so much to Greater North Clark Health Foundation and the Youth Philanthropy Council for partnering with Pure to sponsor students.


Greater North Clark Heath Foundation awarded a grant to Pure to sponsor all eighth grade and twelfth grade students at Charlestown Middle and High Schools. Pictured above is Mikala, a senior at Charlestown High School, who went through the Pure program for the first time this year. 


Photo 1) Linda Speed (left), president & CEO of Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, presented a grant from the Youth Philanthropy Council to Sandy Sorrells, development director, at a recent awards reception hosted by the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. This grant sponsored eighth grade students at River Valley Middle and Hazelwood Middle Schools.


Photo 2) Members of the 2018-19 Youth Philanthropy Council who were present at the Awards Reception. Thank you to each of you and the other members who recognized the value in our program for fellow teens.
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Help Us Grow 

New Communities - Who do you Know?

This summer we will be holding several Connect2Pure gatherings in several counties as we begin to build some of our current, and new communities. Counties requesting first time programming, or additional programming include:

Scott County - Austin
Washington County - Salem Middle
Floyd County - New Albany High School
Clark County - Clarksville Elementary
Harrison County - South Harrison
Carroll County - Carroll Co. High School

Please be thinking of who you know in any of these areas who would love to learn more about Pure and how they can become involved. You can send their name and contact information to Sandy at development@connect2pure.com and we will invite them to the gathering in their community.
 

WISH LIST

Laptops Needed (new or used) to run Power Point in Classrooms

Presentation Clickers

USB's

Laminating Machine

Student Packet Sponsors

Gift Cards to Office Depot & Staples

Classroom Instructors and Helpers
 

Parent Resources

Are you ready for the teen years of parenting?

So here’s what to expect during the teen years, and how to get through them with your relationship with your children intact.

Click here for full article.


8 Questions for Effective Discipline 

Figuring out the most effective discipline tactics is ongoing, and dealing with kids at different ages with different personalities will keep us on my toes.

Click here for full article.
 

KROGER REWARDS

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: www.Kroger.com/communityrewards, 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.

In This Issue

  • Knowledge is Power!
  • Pure in the Community
  • Who do you know?
  • Wish List
  • 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, May 22

Wednesday, June 26


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 Development@Connect2Pure.com

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.

Pure In Schools
2018-19 School Year
 
August
SOLUTIONS 3rd - 5th Grades
Jonathan Jennings Elementary
New Washington Elementary

September
SOLUTIONS 3rd - 5th Grades
Wilson Elementary
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
Riverside Elementary
Utica Elementary
Northhaven Elementary
Bridgepoint Elementary
Maple Elementary
Springhill Elementary

SRA
Charlestown MS - 7th grade

October
SOLUTIONS 3rd - 5th Grades
Parkwood Elementary


Embracing Change - 5th Grade
Corydon Intermediate

SRA
Highland Hills MS - 7th grade
Clarksville MS - 8th grade
Southwestern MS - 6th grade
Southwestern MS - 8th grade
Trimble MS - 8th grade

November
SRA
Highland Hills MS - 7th grade
Scottsburg HS
Floyd Central HS
Southwestern HS
Switzerland County - 7th grade
Shawe Memorial - 7th grade

Embracing Change - 5th Grade
Lanesville
New Middletown

December
SRA
Southwestern MS - 7th grade
Switzerland MS - 7th grade
Highland Hills MS - 8th grade
Clarksville MS - 6th grade
Switzerland County HS
Parkview MS - 7th grade
Parkview MS - 8th grade
Jeffersonville HS - 10th grade

January
SRA
Southcentral HS - 10th grade
Charlestown HS - 11th grade
Corydon HS - 10th grade
Parkview MS - 8th grade
South Central MS - 8th
Christian Academy Madison - 6th grade

February
SRA

Shawe Memorial - 7th & 8th grade
Charlestown MS - 7th grade
New Washington HS - 10, 11 & 12th grades
New Washington MS - 7th & 8th grade
Trimble County - 8th
Scottsburg HS

Parent Nights for SOLUTIONS
February 26th and 28th 

March
SOLUTIONS K-2

Pleasant Ridge Elementary
Utica
Bridgepoint
Maple
New Washington
Pleasant Ridge
Spring Hill
Thomas Jefferson

Embracing Change - 5th Grade
Silver Creek Elementary

SRA
Jeffersonville HS - 12th grade
River Valley MS - 8th grade
Charlestown HS - 12th grade
Corydon Jr. High - 8th
Switzerland County HS
Bedford Elementary - 6th grade
Milton Elementary - 6th grade

April
SOLUTIONS K-2

Riverside
Northaven
Parkwood

Embracing Change - 5th Grade
Clarksville Middle
Borden Elementary
Henryville Elementary

SRA
Floyd Central HS
Carroll County HS - 10th grade
Highland Hills - 8th grade
Clarksville MS - 7th grade
Charlestown MS - 8th grade
Southwestern HS
Christian Academy Madison MS
Jeffersonville HS - 11th grade
River Valley MS - 7th grade
Hazelwood MS - 8th grade

May
SRA
Hazelwood MS - 7th
Christian Academy HS
 
Student Comments
 
"This program meant a lot to me because it gave me a trusted adult to get information from that I might not be comfortable to talk to my parents about."

"Helped me to understand what is healthy and not healthy so that I will not make bad choices in my future."

"It has actually made me think about my dreams and goals."

"This program was very knowledgeable and empowering."

"Whatever choice I make today or soon will affect me forever."

"This program really helped me learn about safety and our best bets for the future. I look forward to seeing PURE again next year."

"I can't wait to see you all next year! Thank you!

 
Partnering Opportunities

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

Online gifts may be made at:
www.connect2pure.com

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



By the numbers:

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Goals


Raising $114,532
Reaching 10,000+ students
Adding 120 New Monthly Partners

To date:

7/1/17 - 4/29/19

Funds Raised:  $75,427

Contact Sandy at development@connect2pure.com or 502-693-3480
to set up your partnership today.



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