Heritage Keepers®

Health Education Program

The Source for Women is pleased to announce that we are offering Heritage Keepers® classes this summer at our Galleria and Northeast locations for all students in rising 5th grade through 12th grade.

Today’s culture tends to define people’s identity by their sexual activity, and this attitude can lead to very real mental and emotional scars, to say nothing of the physical consequences that can come from inappropriate sex. Through the Heritage Keepers® program, our goal is to teach medically accurate information to students about puberty, life skills, and healthy decision making. We seek to empower students with the knowledge and skills they need to make the right choices for their lives and their futures.

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Adolescent Health ranked Texas the 5th highest state in teen birth rates, and 86% of those 43,000 births occurred in unmarried teens.1 In 2013, Texas was ranked 3rd in adolescent and adult diagnoses of HIV, and in the same year in Texas, there were over 30,000 cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in teen girls.2

U.S Department of Health and Human Services recognizes the Heritage Keepers® program as an effective curriculum that is proven to delay teen sexual debut. This 450 minute curriculum for rising 5th through 12th grade students focuses on:

  • the impact of uninformed reproductive choices
  • the differences between love, lust, and infatuation
  • the facts about STDs
  • why marriage matters
  • sexual abstinence until marriage
  • how to practice abstaining from sexual activity
  • building relationships without havng sex

If you are interested in bringing this curriculum to your organization, we are happy to travel to you! Contact us at HKG@thesourceforwomen.org.

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1. hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-health-topics/reproductive-health/states/tx.html

2.  cdc.gov/nchhstp/stateprofiles/pdf/texas_profile.pdf