Do you have a story that brings hope?
I thought about this question when I heard it recently and it reminded me of our mission of Pure. Our purpose is to equip young people to have hope for the best possible future. We don’t tell them what to do or how to do it. We instill hope.
How we do this is by educating them with facts and data and sharing stories, both positive and negative, as learning opportunities. Sometimes those stories come from our own volunteer instructors and other times from videos or stories of friends.
The way they are shared doesn’t matter, it’s the power that they are
shared. The all offer hope to the students. We want students to be informed to make healthy decisions rather than being blindsided and later have regrets because they didn’t know. Many of you know that I spent eight years mentoring young ladies and couples in a pregnancy resource center who told me they didn’t know; they didn’t know they could make another choice. This was where my passion grew. Right there in that office I saw so many young people lose hope of their goals and dreams because no one had shared a story with them.
We all have stories in our lives that can be used to share hope and shape futures. What’s your story, and are you using it to impact others? Whether your story aligns with Pure’s mission or another group’s, you have opportunity to share hope with someone.
We now have programs on Abuse Prevention, Puberty, and Discipleship as well as our original Sexual Risk Avoidance Program. If you’d like to be a part of any of these programs give me a call and we can see where you might join us in our mission.
Without hope our young people will not flourish. We need to invest in their lives and give them the best future possible.
Director, Pure Education
Pure In the Community
Thank you to these communities for your investment in your youth. We couldn't do this without the support from each community!
Clark County Happenings
Thank you to the Bales Foundation for investing in Jeff High students. We will be presenting our Sexual Risk Avoidance Program this school year sponsored in part by Bales. We are so grateful for your investment in the youth in Clark County
Harrison County Happenings
We've made several trips lately to Harrison County making connections and sharing our programs with this community. We are excited about the growth and opportunity to partner with many great programs already taking place in this area. If you live or work in Harrison County and want to get involved with any of our programs, we welcome a call. We look forward to seeing more students and investing in their lives and in this community.
Pure Director Shari McCutcheon excited about the opportunity to expand more of our programs into the Harrison County Community.
Jefferson County Happenings
Thank you to the Operation Roundup Program of the Southeastern Indiana REMC for your support for students in Jefferson County, Indiana.
Switzerland County Happenings
Development Director Sandy Sorrells visited the Vevay Switzerland Community Foundation to pick up a grant to sponsor all students in Switzerland County this school year. What a blessing! All students in their community from 5th grade through high school will hear our positive message of hope this year.
Help Us Grow
New Communities - Who do you Know?
We are wanting to hold more 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 email@example.com and we will invite them to the gathering in their community.
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What You Need to Know About Bullying
A broader look at the world that our teens inhabit. Click on the list to learn more.
Bullying may seem insignificant compared to kids bringing guns to school or getting involved with sex, drugs, and alcohol at exponentially younger ages. Bullying is often dismissed as part of growing up. But it’s actually a precursor to aggressive, violent behavior. Statistics show that one in four children who bully will have a criminal record before the age of 30.
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15 Apps Parents Should Look Out For on their Kids Phones
As kids are going back to school, police around the country are reminding parents about potentially dangerous apps.
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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: 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.