Now in its third year, CPCI’s innovative Sexual Health and Relationship Education program (SHARE) is drawing rave reviews from teens, their parents and young adults from across Lee and Collier Counties. The program is offered free through local churches, youth groups and private schools.
Nationally recognized, pro-abstinence speaker Pam Stenzel is the fire power behind this successful program, which seeks to change the attitudes of young people toward sex and prepare them to make healthy decisions. With candor, insight and humor, Pam addresses the serious consequences, both physical and emotional, of sex outside of marriage.
Over the past year, Pam took the SHARE program to teens and parents in 11 Christian faith communities in our area. She also presented SHARE to the athletes and incoming freshmen at Ave Maria University; to high school students at the Donahue Academy; to 8th graders at Royal Palm Academy; and to our clients and their partners in Ft. Myers.
In addition, Pam emceed Ave Maria University’s “Students for Life” Retreat and appeared on the Action for Life cable television series hosted by Father Michael Orsi, Parochial Vicar of St. Agnes Parish.
Here’s just a sampling of what young people are saying about Pam and SHARE:
“At first when I heard someone was coming to speak about abstinence at our school, I thought it was a lost cause, but you definitely changed my mind....You made me realize what I’m really worth and any guy who really loves me will wait.”
“I wanted to say you have completely changed my life....I am currently 16 years old and a junior and was planning on being put on the birth control pill....I now want to save myself for that special someone when I am married.”
“I have made some bad decisions in the past...However, I never really thought to get tested for anything more than what they test for during your annual pap test. Needless to say, you put the fear of God in me when you came to speak, and I made an appointment with my OB-GYN for the very next day....I plan on using my lesson as an example to others and to educate people. Hopefully, someone will learn from my mistakes.”
When you support CPCI, you also support SHARE – thank you!