All that money you are shoveling out to alleged institutions of higher learning appears to be getting put to,um, *good* use. Check out what’s happening at UNC-Charlotte:
Jessamyn Bowling, a faculty member in the Public Health Sciences Department, and a team of students are leading a new sexuality education initiative for UNC Charlotte, and in its first semester, the program is already making a difference.
The Peer Leader-Educators Advocating for Sexuality Education (PLEASE) program is designed to encourage sexuality dialogues and safer sexual health practices.
“Research shows that adolescents and youth prioritize sexuality messages from their peers, and I believe this is true for college students as well,” Bowling said. “If we can train peer educators who are not necessarily experts in the topics but are able to empathetically listen and refer individuals to reputable information sources, I think we can really help connect people with what they need for improving sexual health.” [..]
The PLEASE team marched in the 2017 UNC Charlotte Homecoming Parade and passed out 350 condom and lubricant packets. Throughout the semester, they have been spreading the word on the new safer sex station in the College of Health and Human Services. The station offers free condoms and lubricant, dispensing more than 700 condoms in its first month. It is located on the second floor in the Student Lounge near the exit doors toward Atkins Library.[…]
Condoms on a college campus? *I bet THAT is a tough sell. I mean, where else in the middle of Charlotte is one to find condoms?*
[…] PLEASE will conduct climate evaluations to measure impacts. The 13 current PLEASE peer educators have completed training on sexuality and gender topics and are available for one-on-one conversations. They are trained in non-judgmental listening and familiar with the full catalogue of campus resources.
They will be at upcoming events, including a “Sexpo” scheduled for 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Cone University Center, Lucas Room, and at “Sex Week” events in February. The group is planning upcoming discussion groups in the College of Health and Human Services to increase dialogues about taboo or lesser-known topics.[…]
Alright, moms and dads. Make sure your kiddos are signed up for that “Sexpo.” (Sounds like fun.)