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Sex Ed is Broken

We live in a sex-saturated culture, but the topic is rarely discussed openly, let alone effectively.

  • Many parents find discussing sexuality a daunting an awkward prospect.
  • Existing school-based approaches are failing kids, emphasizing rote information
    over practical knowledge and skills that can be applied in the real world.
  • Teens lack the knowledge and support they need to
    make good decisions and keep themselves safe.

To learn more about how Sex Ed is Broken & what’s keeping it that way,
read our blog post: Systemic Change Required: Fix Me Please, I’m Broken.

Teens are Working Without a Net

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In the absence of a productive dialogue…

  • Media messages, pop culture assumptions, and
    peer norms dominate unchallenged.
  • Peer and cultural pressure lead to a disconnect
    from one’s own beliefs and values.
  • No information and bad information lead to
    uninformed decision making.
  • The absence of healthy relationship frameworks
    lead to poor relationship choices.
  • Silence and shame lead survivors of sexual abuse
    and violence to suffer alone.

That’s where we come in.

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Talk is an organization of young people, by young people, for young people, working to make Sex Ed better for the next generation. Talk challenges conventional notions of Sex Ed, how it should be taught, and what it means to be “at risk” for making poor relationship and sexual health decisions.

Find out why all young people need and deserve Talk – read our blog post, Not My Kid: A Surefire Way To Get Burned

What We Do

  • Give young people dynamic, motivated highly-trained educators.
  • Transform classrooms into a safe space where students feel comfortable asking real questions.
  • Engage students with content that parallels their own experience.
  • Create a discourse about topics that matter.
  • Develop critical thinking skills.
  • Build decision-making capacities.
  • Provide foundational knowledge grounded in the latest science.
  • Support and empower parents to Talk – early and often.
  • Bridge the communication gap between parents and teens.

See how our educational Model works at scale  

Our Mission

Talk’s Mission is to create a national corps of recent college graduates dedicated to empowering teens to make informed, responsible choices about their relationships and sexual health – and empowering parents to convey their beliefs and values to guide teens’ decision-making.

Talk’s Evolution

The model is locked, loaded, and ready to go. Every $60k we raise, puts Talk in 5 more schools.
Give today, and help us reach our $5 million goal.

 

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