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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 in over 47 schools and in the 2010-2011 school term, we set an all time record of reaching 3,466 students in one year.

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.

We so appreciate our wonderful team of presenters who so faithfully serve in our abstinence education program. The following is a list of schools in which our program will be presented during the 2017 – 2018 school year.

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."

Middle Schools

  • Chestnut Hill
  • Soule Road
  • Ramsdell
  • Fabius
  • Onondaga Hill
  • West Genessee
  • Onondaga Central
  • Marcellus - Driver

High Schools

  • Fabius
  • Onondaga Central
  • Chittenango
  • Marcellus
  • Jordan-Elbridge
  • Lafayette