Equipping students with truth today for a brighter tomorrow.

This community-based abstinence education program offered by Alpha Women’s Resource Center teaches students important lessons about healthy relationships and character, giving students social skills that will impact them for the rest of their lives.  just think small focuses on informing teens about the positive physical and emotional outcomes of remaining sexually abstinent until marriage, provides factual information on contraceptives which supports abstaining from promiscuous sexual activity, educates students on the negative consequences of drug and alcohol use (as it relates to sexual health risks behaviors), and contains details about sexually transmitted infections.

Who We Are

The Alpha Women’s Resource Center’s vision is to see a culture in our community that reflects people that value life, live with hope and enjoy purity.  The just think small program provides accurate information and facts using a curriculum that engages and encourages all students to think through some of the most important decisions of their lives. The Center provides abstinence education to students in grades 6-12 of Clarke, Washington, and Choctaw counties, home school groups in grades 6-12, churches, and civic organizations under the direction of trained abstinence educators.

The Impact

Young adults have many pressures on them to have sex, participate in drug use, and drink alcohol with their friends.  Alpha Women’s Resource Center has the opportunity to help students see how these decisions have lasting impacts on their future, as well as their physical and emotional well-being.  The Center has seen how factual information presented to young people helps them make an informed decision about their future.

Curriculum Offered:

Changes-S.A.f.E. (6th grade – separated)

Changes is a 2-day program which educates students on the many changes to their bodies.  On day 1, the instructor shares ways 6th graders can survive adolescence.  The second day includes an age appropriate lesson on sex, where babies come from and ways 6th graders can focus on resisting the pressures against all risky behavior as they enter their teenage years.

Quest-A&M Partnership (7th grade – separated)

Quest is a 3-day program which allows 7th graders the freedom to dream about their futures and connect their today with their tomorrow.  Students will be encouraged to make plans for their future and plot out how they are going to accomplish these plans.  Quest equips students with knowledge about what happens if you have sex before marriage and how it can become a roadblock to their future.  Abstinence is defined and promoted, the negative consequences of having sex and the positive consequences of not having sex are discussed with contemporary stories and illustrations.

Game Plan-A&M Partnership (8th grade – separated)

Game Plan is a 3-day program which uses A.C. Green’s message of abstinence and purity.  In 1985, the year A.C. Green was drafted into the NBA; Project Reality began promoting abstinence until marriage as the safest, healthiest lifestyle for teens.  In the spring of 2000, Green and Project Reality began to develop Game Plan as a means of furthering the message of the benefits of abstinence to students in schools across America.  A&M partnership (Scott Phelps), along with A.C. Green and Project Reality has produced this unique, sport-themed positive approach to abstinence education.

Aspire-A&M Partnership (9th grade – separated)

Aspire is a 3-day program which inspires students to “aspire” to healthy choices.  Students are educated on how important it is for them to make the right choices during their “critical moment” (teenage years).  Students are also encouraged to choose abstinence until marriage, which is the healthiest and safest choice.  Students will learn more about possible consequences that can occur if they choose to have sex before marriage.  Specifically, Aspire is designed to help them resist the many pressures pushing them toward sexual activity by making wise choices and decisions today.  Aspire is about learning to resist the power of the present, and choosing instead to pursue your future freedom.  If the teen desires personal freedom, then Aspire will help to strengthen his/her resolve to set the course of their life.  The chapters of Aspire include:  Living Life on Purpose, Standing Strong, Thinking Ahead, Protecting Your Mind, The Power of Self Control, Marriage Rocks, Making a Fresh Start and The Big Picture.

Decisions, Choices and Options (DCO)-Joi Wasill/Lifeline

(10th grade – Coed)

Decisions, Choices and Options(DCO) is a 2-day program designed to reveal the facts, dispel myths and communicate the consequences of teen pregnancy to the very audience most affected:  high school students.  DCO fits perfectly in the curriculum of the Health and Wellness program area as most Health Education teachers are the ones responsible for teaching sexuality and reproductive issues.  This curriculum is designed to be taught in either a one, two or three-day format.  The content of the program consists of a power point presentation covering the latest statistics on teen pregnancy and the facts regarding each of the three options. Each option is presented in a factual and purely scientific manner.  Opinions, beliefs, politics are not discussed and do not have a place in this presentation.  The goal is to give students as much information as possible about each option so that an informed and educated decision can be made which will result in long term positive outcomes for all involved.

Sex and Cents-S.A.f.E. (12th grade – Coed)

Sex and Cents is a 1-day program presented to seniors in their Economics classes.  Students will receive facts about the financial consequences of having sex as a teenager.  Each student will be encouraged to think about life after graduation and how all their choices will affect their future.  Students will discuss the financial cost of sexually transmitted disease treatments, sterility costs, cancer costs, pregnancy costs, divorce, alimony and child support costs.  In this one session, the presenter hopes to help the students understand that their future yearly income is drastically affected by the choice to have sex as a teenager and before marriage.  Students are encouraged to remain abstinent until marriage.

Sex and Cents-S.A.f.E. (12th grade – Coed)

Sex and Cents is a 1-day program presented to seniors in their Economics classes.  Students will receive facts about the financial consequences of having sex as a teenager.  Each student will be encouraged to think about life after graduation and how all their choices will affect their future.  Students will discuss the financial cost of sexually transmitted disease treatments, sterility costs, cancer costs, pregnancy costs, divorce, alimony and child support costs.  In this one session, the presenter hopes to help the students understand that their future yearly income is drastically affected by the choice to have sex as a teenager and before marriage.  Students are encouraged to remain abstinent until marriage.

Excel- A&M Partnership (7th – 12th grade – Coed or separated)

Excel is a 1-day program presented to church youth groups and is occasionally used in private school settings. Excel is designed to help each student think through some of the most important decisions in their life by following the story of Joseph in the Bible. Specifically, it is designed to help them resist the world’s pressure toward sexual activity by drawing near to the Lord and following His plan for their life. Excel is about learning to resist the desire to live for Him and choosing instead to live for the glory of God. The chapters of Excel include:  Living Life on Purpose, Never Alone, Standing Strong, Protecting Your Mind, Waiting on the Lord, Marriage Rocks, Making a Fresh Start and The Big Picture.

Will You Wait Until Marriage?

2015-2016 School Year

Pre-Test Results Answering YES:

  • Clarke Preparatory School 12th Grade 22%
  • Jackson Academy 12th Grade 15%
  • Jackson High School 12th Grade 36%
  • Thomasville High School 12th Grade 39%
  • Clarke County High School 10th Grade 47%
  • Clarke Preparatory School 10th Grade 73%
  • Jackson Academy 10th Grade 8%
  • Jackson High School 10th Grade 57%
  • Thomasville High School 10th Grade 74%
  • Choctaw County High School 9th Grade 38%
  • Clarke County High School 9th Grade 51%
  • Jackson Academy 9th Grade 79%
  • Jackson High School 9th Grade 49%
  • Thomasville High School 9th Grade 61%
  • Choctaw County High School 7th Grade 31%
  • Wilson Hall Middle School 7th Grade 57%
  • Jackson Academy 7th Grade 88%
  • Jackson Middle School 7th Grade 51%
  • Thomasville Middle School 7th Grade 58%

Will You Wait Until Marriage?

2015-2016 School Year

Post-Test Results Answering YES:

  • Clarke Preparatory School 12th Grade 33%
  • Jackson Academy 12th Grade 38%
  • Jackson High School 12th Grade 66%
  • Thomasville High School 12th Grade 61%
  • Clarke County High School 10th Grade 61%
  • Clarke Preparatory School 10th Grade 92%
  • Jackson Academy 10th Grade 33%
  • Jackson High School 10th Grade 64%
  • Thomasville High School 10th Grade 82%
  • Choctaw County High School 9th Grade 51%
  • Clarke County High School 9th Grade 58%
  • Jackson Academy 9th Grade 95%
  • Jackson High School 9th Grade 62%
  • Thomasville High School 9th Grade 62%
  • Choctaw County High School 7th Grade 59%
  • Wilson Hall Middle School 7th Grade 63%
  • Jackson Academy 7th Grade 89%
  • Jackson Middle School 7th Grade 70%
  • Thomasville Middle School 7th Grade 64%

How to Be Involved

You can be a part of this phenomenal ministry in several ways: educating, praying, and supporting.  Men and women are needed to volunteer to become a trained abstinence educator.  You can also volunteer to pray for our schools, teachers and educators as they work with students to discuss abstinence.  You can also support us by providing funds to continue this educational program through Alpha Women’s Resource Center. If you want to make a difference in a young person’s life, contact Grey Gaillard, Education Coordinator.