Runge ISD-Aim For Success program holds five presentations
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The Alcohol Reduction Grant and Runge ISD held five presentations during September 14-15, for the national program “Aim for Success”. Aim for Success is a non-profit educational organization based in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1993 by Marilyn Morris, Aim for Success is the largest provider of abstinence centered education programs in the United States. The first two presentations were designated for teachers, staff members and parents to receive creative ideas on how to implement the abstinence messages into their classroom and home. The next three presentations were for 6 th-12 th graders to learn the wisdom of avoiding sexual activity until marriage.

According to students and several staff members, “The program was a success.” One ninth grader at Runge High stated, “I liked it and got something out of it. It was awesome and I’d like to see the program back.” A tenth grader at Runge High said, “I liked it. It was pretty interesting, especially about sex-related laws, sex-related consequences, and what STD’s you can catch.” One senior at Runge High stated, “It was very informative, made me change my mind about things and I will advise others to wait.” Program director of the Alcohol Reduction Grant, Macie Neill stated, “It was very informative and I think the kids got a lot out of it. It taught them to make better decisions and to think before they act.” Positive Action Prevention Specialist Heather Kopecki stated, “ Coming from a more “liberal” social work background, I was weary about the program teaching “abstinence only,” but after hearing the presentations, I was very pleased with the knowledge and inspiration it gave to the students.”
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