Step 3: Find or Create a Supportive Group of Allies
REACH OUT TO YOUR ALLIES
Start talking to neighbors, family, friends, teachers, childcare workers, school employees, counselors, youth advocates, faith leaders, and staff of local teen clinics and adolescent health organizations. Use our fact sheet to help you educate your community partners; modify it to include local information as you see fit. Talk to people you think will be the most interested in guaranteeing that young people have access to effective sex education.
SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
Share information on what is required by California law, and why comprehensive sex education is important. Share the information you have gathered about your district’s sex education and how it does or does not measure up.
GET THEIR OPINIONS
Ask them what they think of the school’s or district’s sex education and how it can be improved.
ENLIST THEIR SUPPORT
Ask if they want to help you make sure students are receiving accurate sexual health information that will prepare them for the future.