When you are considering sex education or human growth and development curriculum for 6th to 12th grades, the abstinence-centered “Choosing the Best” program promotes a holistic, sexual risk avoidance (SRA) approach that strongly promotes delaying sex as the best and healthiest choice.
Anchor of Hope’s certified Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialists are trained educators or medical professionals. They can teach the entire six to eight session course, customize sections for your needs, or train you to teach it. There is no cost to schools, youth groups, churches, nor any organizations for this service and the educational program.
The Choosing the Best curriculum is:
✓ medically accurate
✓ universally applicable
✓ age appropriate
✓ in compliance with Wisconsin State Statute
The Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) as part of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has thoroughly and objectively reviewed the medical and scientific information of the Choosing the Best programs and found them to be medically accurate. The content is based on research from reliable sources such as government agencies (i.e. Centers for Disease Control), publications and peer-reviewed journals.
A peer-reviewed, published study showed that students who received Choosing the Best education were 1.5 times less likely to initiate sex than those in the control group who did not receive the program. Learn More
The program contains principles designed to help all students avoid sexual risk, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. All teens are at significant risk of contracting STDs through casual sex, and benefit from the core message that sexual delay is a protective factor to their health and future.
Ten learning areas are covered over the course of four years. Curriculum in each area is customized for the grade level from 6th through 12th.
In compliance with Wisconsin State Statute 118.019 on Human Growth and Development Instruction, this curriculum “presents abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred choice of behavior for unmarried pupils.” For more information, about the Statute, visit: https:// docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/118/019.