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January 2020

New Year, New Look, New Expansions

Dear friends,

You may notice our logo looks a bit different. We’ve updated our brand to better align with our mission. We’ve been asked many times if Pure is an acronym. It stands for: Preventing Unhealthy Relationships for Everyone. This encompasses everything we do in our curriculum.
Our mission has always been to equip people to choose healthy relationships. The curriculum has always supported the human sexuality mandates the schools need to meet, but now is expanding to meet the new abuse prevention mandates that have been introduced. Healthy relationships have always been our focus, with the emphasis on sexuality and dating relationships and decisions that are made in those relationships. We have always included a small component on abuse prevention however, we are now learning that we need a greater emphasis on abuse prevention at all grade levels to help teachers meet these new standards.
Our future programs will be developed with this at the core, and our existing programs will be revised to expand upon the abuse prevention component. Our main objective is to keep our children safe, understand their value and self-worth, and be aware of the dangers that are present in our world.
Another area of expansion is our Board of Trustees. We have added two more trustees this year and are excited about our board development and a new focus of meeting every other month as opposed to twice a year. We believe by engaging with the board of a much more frequent basis that it will allow the experience and expertise of our trustees to guide and lead our staff to new levels. Our fist meeting of 2020 was very productive in setting a plan in place to make this happen.
From left to right, front row trustees Mary Munford, Jim Munford and Joan Peyton; back row Mary Wallace, Jeni Scudder and director Shari McCutcheon
In October of this year, we will also be holding our first banquet on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Columbian (formerly known as K of C Hall) in New Albany. We will be seeking sponsors and table hosts as we near the date. Please mark your calendars now to save the date.
Finally, the last expansion is the invitation to Washington County. We will be presenting our program to eighth graders in Salem Middle School this semester. This brings our total of counties served to nine (seven in Indiana and two in Kentucky).
Every year has been a learning adventure and a time of personal and organizational growth with Pure since we began this endeavor eight years ago, but this year has created a 20/20 vision for the future impact on our communities.
If you’d like to join us in any way, such as volunteer, or become a trustee or donor, we welcome you. Give me a call or email me and we can meet to figure out where you can get connected. As always, thank you for your support as we start 2020 and take this journey to the next level!
Be blessed,
Shari McCutcheon

Pure in the Community

Rotary Auction 

A great time was had by all that attended the Rotary Club of Clarksville's Holiday Auction. Pure was blessed with $1,500 raised in their "Go Fund Me" Charity Ask at the event. Many of our volunteers and donors were present to help support Pure and got to enjoy a great lunch and have some fun along the way.

Long-time supporters and volunteers with Pure, Win and Winnie Walker had a great time with the "Heads or Tails" fundraising game.

Salem Connect2Pure@Lunch

So excited with the great turn out in Salem to learn more about Pure and how they can bring our programming to Salem Middle School. Thanks to all who attended.

Welcome New Board Trustees

Joan Peyton

Joan is from Harrison County, is married to Trent and has three adult children and five grandchildren. She brings a wealth of board experience as she also serves on the board of SOAR and Dayspring Emmaus. We are so excited to welcome Joan to the board.

Sandy Miller

Sandy is from Clark County and is married to Robert and has three children, ages 12, 5 and 3. She is a registered nurse with Humana and has a passion to lead youth in a positive direction with integrity. 

Gifts In Honor & In Memory

Thank you to the following for remembering Pure as a way to honor or memorialize loved ones
or friends with a special gift.

In Honor

Jim & Cindy Kanning
To honor their children and their families as an expression of their love for them in
celebrating Valentines Day
Todd & Julie Kanning & family
George & Jenny Wasson & family

In Memory

Sue Cozzin
In memory of 
Elaine Blaiss

Glenda Manning
In memory of
Elaine Blaiss

Parent Resources

7 Core Values Every Child Needs

Core values are like a navigation system that guides our actions and behaviors. They are the ethics we live by, the principles that affect our decisions and determine our choices. Your children’s core values will affect every decision they make from the home to the workforce. Helping them develop core values is essential for a life of purpose and significance. Here are 7 core values that could change your children’s lives.

Click here for full article.

Operation Parent

Operation Parent is for parents, schools, coalitions and any organizations who are responsible for helping to shape the lives of teen and preteens. They understand what it's like to struggle with the question, "What's the right thing to do?" They get it. They are here to help.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Human Trafficking

If you're like most parents, you aren't aware of the dangers of Human Trafficking. Please take a moment to read this article to educate yourself and help keep your children and their friends safe.

Click here for full article.


The smart way to keep kids safe online.

Bark is the most comprehensive monitoring tool trusted by parents and approved by schools. Bark monitors 4x more platforms than any other tool for predators, adult content, sexting, cyberbullying, depression, suicidal thoughts, drug use and more.

Check it out at:

In This Issue

  • New Year, New Look, New Expansions
  • Pure in the Community
  • Welcome New Board Trustees
  • Gifts in Honor and in Memory
  • Parent Resources
  • Events
  • Pure In Schools
  • Student Comments
  • Giving Online
  • By the Numbers
  • Opportunities to Partner

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Join us for lunch...

Our luncheons have been a tremendous way for our guests to learn more about our programs and find out how they can become engaged. We are thankful for all of our guests and for those who are inviting guests. Please mark your calendars and continue to invite friends.

Wednesday, February 26
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


Join us for dessert...

Join us for dessert as we spotlight a different volunteer each month and hear how they became involved with Pure and learn more about our programs.

Tuesday, February 25
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

All lunch and Time2Shine events 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


Pure 20/20 Vision Banquet

Oct. 20, 2020

The Columbian (formerly K of C Hall)
809 E. Main Street, New Albany

We are hosting our first ever Banquet and would love for you to "save the date" and begin making a list of who you would like to invite to learn more about who we are and what we do. 

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

Lanesville Elementary - 5th grade

Charlestown Middle School - 7th Grade
Juvenile Detention Center

SOLUTIONS 3rd - 5th Grades
Utica Elementary

Highland Hills MS - 7th grade
Southwestern MS - 6th grade
Juvenile Detention Center

Embracing Change
Lanesville Elementary - 5th grade

Juvenile Detention Center
New Washington HS - 9-12 grades
Southwestern HS - Health Classes
Charlestown HS - 10th grade
Switzerland County HS
Jeffersonville HS
Switzerland County MS


Floyd Central HS - Health Classes
New Albany HS - Health Classes
Charlestown HS - 12th grade
Trimble County HS
Charlestown MS - 6th grade

Jeffersonville HS - 11th grade
Clarksville MS - 7th grade
Trimble Col. MS - 7th grade

Charlestown MS - 6th grade
Charlestown MS - 7th grade
River Valley MS - 8th grade

Corydon Central Jr. High - 8th grade
Student Comments
"It helped me realize sexual boundaries and the dangers."

"It means that responsibility is key to having a good future."

"I learned the signs of an abusive relationship."

"It taught us how to make healthy decisions in life."

"It explained many things that are important to know for the future."

"It meant a lot that these people would take their time to teach us about the responsible choices we need to make."

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 - 1/29/2020 

Funds Raised:  $53,856

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

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Giving Every Day!

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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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