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August 2019
Do you have a story....

Dear friends,
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.
Be blessed,

Shari McCutcheon
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 and we will invite them to the gathering in their community.

Parent Resources


A broader look at the world that our teens inhabit. Click on the list to learn more. 
Click here for the list.

What You Need to Know About Bullying

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.

Click here for full article.

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.
Click here for full story.


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.

In This Issue

  • Do you have a story?
  • Pure in the Community
  • Who do you know?
  • 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, September 25

Wednesday, October 23

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.

Pure In Schools
2019-20 School Year
SOLUTIONS 3rd - 5th Grades
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
Wilson Elementary

SOLUTIONS 3rd - 5th Grades
Riverside Elementary
Parkwood Elementary
Jonathan Jennings Elementary
Northhaven Elementary
Bridgepoint Elementary
Maple Elementary
Springhill Elementary

SOLUTIONS 3rd - 5th Grades
Utica Elementary

Parent Night
Thank you to the many parents who came out to the library to learn more about our programs and to review curriculum in preparation for our presentations. Solutions for grades 3 through 5 begin this week. We look forward to meeting your students this year!


Protecting Your Children:
"Advice from Child Molesters"
Tuesday, September 17
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Jeffersonville Library
211 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

We are hosting a FREE workshop open to the community, most specifically for parents and educators to learn more about protecting our children.

Comfort House Child Advocacy Center of Harrison County, along with Harrison County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police will be conducting this workshop for anyone interested in learning more.

Topics covered include: 
  • Extent of the problem - who the offenders are and why they molest children.
  • Common seduction, manipulation and "grooming" tactics used by offenders.
  • Talking to children about abuse and people with "secret touching problems."
  • Practical child and family "rules" for safety.
  • Responding to child sexual abuse disclosures and reporting child abuse.
Registration is required as seating is limited. Children and teens will not be permitted to attend as the workshop does incorporate videotaped interviews with convicted sex offenders and graphic discussions.

To reserve your spot, contact Sandy Sorrells at or register at Eventbrite using this link:

This workshop is a community partnership created to educate and inform anyone interested in learning more about protecting our children in our community.
Business Opportunity

Do you or someone you know have a business who would like to sponsor pencils for our students? Our child abuse prevention program starts this week and will run through October. We are in need of 554 more pencils by September 23. We'd love to help you advertise your business with your logo while giving our message of "You Have Value" to the students.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Sandy at 502-693-3480 or respond directly to this email and she will get with you on all the details. This project is time sensitive so respond quickly if you'd like to take advantage of this opportunity!

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:

Fiscal Year 2019-20 Goals

Raising $183,000
Reaching 14,000+ students
Adding 120 New Monthly Partners

To date:

7/1/19 - 8/30/19

Funds Raised:  $28,525

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

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