I will be speaking at a local day-long seminar geared to educate youth, youth workers, and parents on the topic of sex, sexual health, and relationships. It is sponsored by Eastern University. You can check out this page for more information. While my talk is geared to help adults create environments free of sexual abuse, most of the other presentations are dealing with issues around teen sexuality, relationships in an age appropriate manner. If you are a youth worker or have teens or middle schoolers, you might want to come and bring your kids as well.
On July 26-27, the Center for Urban Youth Development at Eastern University will host a conference called O, YES! (Our Youth Enlightened about Sex). This Christian conference is designed to enlighten middle school and high school students from Philadelphia and vicinity about topics related to sex, relationships and sexual health. It will be held at the Eastern University Academy Charter School at 3300 Henry Avenue in Philadelphia.
The Friday night Kick-off at 7 PM will feature entertainment, games, prizes, snacks and an introduction of the theme, Be Transformed. Saturday (9 AM to 4:30 PM) will include interactive seminars, skits, entertainment and food. Facilitators will present the real deal on teens and sex. Their expertise, experience and Christian worldview will be incorporated into dynamic workshops.
To register for O, YES! or to make a donation, go to www.eastern.edu/oyes. Please direct inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-769-3105. Follow us on Twitter: @OYESConference. The cost for those who register before June 19 is $25/person. After June 19, add $5/person. For groups who bring 14 people, the 15th person will attend at no cost. Scholarships are available. Donations to make this event possible are appreciated.
2 responses to “Educating youth about sex: check out this local conference”
Would love to watch the podcast online seeing as the drive is a bit far from Australia.. 😉
Does it speak to them about sin, idolatry and the problem of seeing people as objects to be used, instead of as made in the image of God? Does the presentation display Christ as the only solution to prevention, and reconciliation should it occur, as their good intentions never fully eliminate sin in this life?