CREATE, a youth advocacy council of Colorado Youth Matter, works to Change, Respond to, Engage, Advocate for, Transform and Empower youth on issues related to sexual health, access to comprehensive sex education and promoting social justice in communities across Colorado.
Who we are:
CREATE is a student activist council dedicated to improving comprehensive sexuality education policies and practices in schools across the state. Through school and community- based organizing efforts, we are building an influential network of strong youth leaders and allies who advocate for youth sexual health and access to information and services.
What is Comprehensive Sex Education?
Comprehensive sex education includes information about abstinence, condoms and contraception as methods to help reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy and of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. It also teaches interpersonal and communication skills and helps young people explore their own values, goals and options. The information is medically accurate and culturally inclusive, affirming of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
The Benefits of Comprehensive Sex Education:
Evidence shows that youth who participate in comprehensive sex education programs:
- Wait LONGER to have sex for the first time
- Have FEWER sex partners
- Have sex LESS often
- Use condoms and birth control MORE CONSISTENTLY
2013-2014 CREATE Council Members
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Link to monthly archive (will begin in September/October)
Submit Your Anonymous Questions
Want to find out how you can make change at your school? Do you have a question about your sexual health? Send us your anonymous questions and we will post answers to our Facebook page.