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Since its beginning 17 years ago, On Point has worked closely with schools, churches, and civic organizations to build healthy teens by providing the in-depth knowledge, on-going support, and skills needed to achieve a life of excellence.
On Point (formerly Why Know) began as a comprehensive abstinence-centered education program, holistic in its approach to informing teens of the full effects of sexual activity on a person--emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually/morally. Why Know was comprehensive in that it dealt with the whole range of risk-behaviors associated with sexual activity, including alcohol and drug use, gangs and bullying, body image and more.
Why Know accomplishes its mission through five objectives:
- Sharpen critical thinking skills to analyze choices and how they impact their future
- Instill factors that build resiliency to overcome past failures and injustices
- Empower teens to identify and evaluate a positive support system of peers and adults
- Help teens possess a vision for their future and steps to achieve it
- Increase teens' sense of self-worth
Facts about On Point:
- On Point equips more than 13,000 adolescents each year with the knowledge and support to abstain from risky behaviors including sexual activity, drugs, alcohol, self-harm, and more.
- On Point's five-day, age-appropriate abstinence-centered curriculum is taught in 57 schools in Chattanooga and North Georgia (Hamilton, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, and Gordon counties). The Think On Point curriculum is Tennessee's largest and most successful abstinence program.
- Organizations in 40 states and 11 foreign countries use On Point's model and abstinence curriculum
- On Point's brochures are being used in all 50 states
- Last year, 3,950 individuals heard On Point's presentations through youth groups and civic organizations
- On Point's Life On Point (formerly Road to Excellence) leadership groups have a 97% retention rate
- 90% of participants in On Point's weekly Life leadership programs reported that they were abstinent--nearly 40% above the national average for teens!
- Last year 11,543,380 people heard On Point's message through our media campaign
- Mary Rausch
- 423-899-9188, 1-877-949-5669
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