SHARE Program

Sexual Health and Relationship Education

Middle School Program | High School Program | Outcomes for Students | School/Community Responses

Middle school program:

Importance of "Guarding Your Heart"

Guidelines for Healthy, Successful Relationships

Peer Pressure and Its Influence

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) Interactive Presentation*

Importance of Goal Setting Consequences to Sexual Activity- Physical & Emotional

High school program:

Components of Healthy Relationships

Safeguards to Protect Oneself from Unhealthy Relationships

Michigan Laws on Sexual Contact for Teens

Pregnancy and Fetal Development

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) Presentation*

  • Symptoms
  • Transmission
  • Short-term and Long-term effects
  • Prevention
  • Who is at risk

Outcomes for Students:

  • Creates positive peer pressure
  • Places sexual intimacy after marriage
  • Strengthens character
  • Builds strong relationships
  • Promotes self respect
  • Teaches self control
  • Reduces teen pregnancies, abortions, and STI's
  • Encourages testing for STI's if they are sexually active
  • Establish goals, values, and safeguards for themselves and future relationships
  • Improves parent-teen relationships**

*All STI classes are taught by nurse volunteers. We adhere to all the state mandated A-K modules within the sexuality guidelines for teaching.

**Parent seminars and workshops are available to aid parents on various ways to effectively communicate the importance of healthy sexuality with their adolescents. A lending library is available from Crossroads to aid individuals with information.

School/Community Responses:

"Thank you for your updates and obvious concern for the health of our students. Your programs have added such quality, clarity, and relevancy to our sexuality education programs. Thank you."

-- Chair of Health Advisory Board

"The professionalism and education of the speakers is always apparent, no matter who comes to talk at each school. We are always impressed with how they field questions and involve the students throughout the lesson."

-- Local middle school health teacher

"I think the speaker is really good and the presentations were not boring and it was very educational and worthwhile to hear about this. It makes me think about something that seems so simple!"

-- High school senior after STI presentation

"This was a great presentation! I learned a lot of useful information that I didn't know anything about."

-- High school sophomore after STI and Pregnancy presentation

"The information helped me to decide to make better choices about sex."

-- High school freshman

January 2011 graphs from a 7th grade middle school in Oakland County

Pretest: Saving Sex for Marriage Graph Posttest: Saving Sex for Marriage

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