Pursue is designed for the High School classroom, typically in health classes, and works in conjunction with the human anatomy & sexuality unit. It prepares students for healthy relationships. The presentation is adaptable to various school schedules (most effective when presented in its entirety which includes five 50-minute classes or three 90-minute classes but can usually accommodate according to the instructor’s individual need)
Living a Life by Design & Choosing Healthy Sexual Activity | Day one begins by encouraging students to plan by setting goals and realizing that high school is a critical time in their lives. Students are taught ways to reduce and eliminate the risks of these possible consequences and are encouraged to make decisions now that will set them up for success and freedom in the future.
Developing Wisdom through Critical Thinking & Exercising Strength by Making Wise Choices | Day two addresses the influence of the media on our attitudes and behavior as individuals. The second part of this discussion focuses on some of the pressures students face such as pornography, sexting, and the influence of drugs and alcohol as it relates to sexual activity.
Setting Boundaries that Value Myself and Others & Showing Courage by Standing up for myself and others | Day three involves educating students on the importance of establishing healthy boundaries in their relationships, as well as equipping them with the communication skills needed to talk through their boundaries with their partner. In the second half of the class, students will learn how to identify unhealthy relationships and abusive behaviors.
Committing to Healthy Relationships by Setting a Strong Foundation for my Future | Day four equips students to begin preparing for marriage by discussing the importance of developing a healthy relationship from the start.
Providing research-based education that is designed with the purpose of putting students on a path toward optimal health. The curriculum used by Connexions is both scientifically and medically accurate, as well as consistent with all current Washington state health and physical education K-12 learning standards.