Sexual activity among teens has reached epidemic proportions, along with the resulting STDs and teen pregnancies, emotional damage and other long term effects. Sexual abstinence is the best choice. This message is delivered to middle and high school students with high-energy programs that weave inspiration with information. It is presented to students by students to make the message real.
3 million teenagers nationally are infected with STDs.
8,000 teens in the US will become infected every day.
1 out of every 4 sexually active teens is living with an STD.
Over 80% of teens with STDs show no symptoms and never get medical attention.
There are at least 25 sexually transmitted diseases that sexually active youth are exposed to.
Silver Ring Thing
Following a dynamic, faith-based multi-media presentation, students participating in the Silver Ring Thing are challenged to make the right choice, pledge to remain abstinent until marriage and to wear the Silver Ring as a symbol of their commitment. It is a national movement and a local success. This program is faith-based and contains a faith message. It is funded privately and no federal grants are used for any part of the program.