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Christine Goldman
Coordinator of Real Love Respects Abstinence Education
New Hope Family Services

Office: (315) 437-8300



Abstinence Education

New Hope’s Abstinence Education program, “Real Love Respects”, has been active in the public schools for over 17 years. To date, our program has been presented to over 44,000 students and we are currently in six school districts.

It is so rewarding to see that many students who have never been sexually active will choose to remain that way. But it’s also great to see that many students who have already been sexually active, are making the decision to reclaim their virginity and to pledge to save sexual intimacy for marriage.

Here are a few student comments:
"I will remember...that no matter what choices I've made, I am valuable."
"I loved the waiting for marriage part"
"It helped me to think about healthy choices for my future."
"I liked giving us ideas on healthy boundaries."