January 17th, 2007

me at star

So simple a word ... just four little letters ...

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This, by the way, is a typical question that we get from the participants in the Our Whole Lives program. At the end of every session, each of the youth is given a blank index card and a pencil. They are each required to write something on the card - either some question that they have, or something along the lines of "no question" - and put the card in a Question Box. We facilitators divvy up the cards that have actual questions, research the answers, and read the questions and answers aloud to the entire group the following meeting. The idea is to provide a completely anonymous channel for these youth (twelve through fourteen years old) to get answers to questions about sex without the embarrassment of having anybody know what they asked.