Community Action Toolkit: Stand Up for Sex Ed

People all across this country—regardless of their political beliefs or geographic location—overwhelmingly support sex education. But, due to a small but vocal group of folks who organize with the sole purpose of opposing sex education, this basic human right continues to be denied to young people in communities everywhere. The key to overcoming this kind of opposition is to tap into the support that already exists by making people aware of the facts and providing them with the tools they need to take action.

To help with this, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) has launched an updated Community Action Toolkit. This new resource gives you the tools you need to become knowledgeable about sex education, build support in your state or community, implement sound policies, and institute or defend effective sex education programs that support and affirm young people’s right to honest information.

The toolkit is designed to serve as a resource for all advocates: students, parents, teachers, school administrators, health professionals, youth-serving professionals, policymakers, and concerned community members. Use it to take a stand for sex education in your community today.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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