Dear 9th-grade Parents,
Today's students face a sexualized culture where dangerous behaviors regarding intimacy, alcohol, drugs, sexting, porn, and "hooking up" are continually promoted in various mediums. Consequently, schools throughout the country are seeing cases of sexual misconduct - including sexual assault cases among their students. To best protect our students, we want to be proactive in providing our students the skills to best protect themselves and their peers.
On Monday, March 21, 2022, at 10:00 AM in the Theater (it is now open at the front of the school by the office), our school is bringing the powerful educational program "SAFER Choices" to FRESHMEN ONLY. Parents, educators, and community members throughout the country and from all walks of life (cultural, faith, socio-economic) praise this educational program for creating significant change in students' ability to make safer choices in their lives and in the lives of their peers, especially concerning healthy relationships, sexual decision-making, respecting boundaries, porn, sexting, consent and stopping sexual assault from happening. Here are a couple of reviews:
We had the privilege of presenting Mike Domitrz's interactive assembly at our high school last year. In my 29 years in public education, I can't recall an assembly that was more well-received on such a relevant topic to the lives of young people.
Mike has a captivating style that challenges students to reassess their pre-conceived notions regarding appropriate conduct in dating relationships. Mike puts kids on the spot to think, and does it in a way that is respectful and courteous. He mixes in appropriate humor that makes the assembly fun as well as enlightening.
You may have seen Mike quoted in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal or seen him as a featured expert on Dateline NBC's "My Kid Would Never Do That" series. You can learn more about The Center for Respect and Mike Domitrz online at www.CenterForRespect.com.
The Center for Respect's beginnings and Mike Domitrz's personal story is very powerful for students and so we ask you to NOT share anything about Mike with your student. Instead, let your student learn about Mike's journey during the presentation. If your student asks what the program is about, say the truth: a fun, thought-provoking look at dating and intimacy that will also discuss serious issues like sexual assault.
Thanks for your continued support in helping us educate your students with materials and content they can use in their lives today and throughout their life!