Relationships Under Construction is an awesome organization! They are truly making a difference in the lives of not only their current students, but of the generations that will follow them. The students are taught by quality, motivated teachers the importance of making good decisions, particularly staying sexually abstinent until marriage. They teach whole person health and provide medically accurate information that teachers and parents love. They are teaching youth the "blueprint for strong future families" through interactive, high-energy talks, demonstrations, and great slide presentations and the students love it and look forward to having the program return to their schools year after year. And it works! Teen birth rates are down 36% and abortion rates are down 35%, all saving Ohio taxpayers millions of dollars!
I began my journey with RUC in 2006. I didn't know what to expect. I had never heard of abstinence teaching. After a few training sessions, I began to do presentations in classrooms and found that I loved what this organization was doing. I was able to share part of my own story that related to what could happen if sex was introduced into a relationship to early. Contrary to critics findings, abstinence teaching does make a difference in students lives. Many of them express appreciation for our time and honesty in presenting them with facts that they can use to make their own decisions. I am so glad to be a part of what this organization does!
I have been working with RUC and the director for almost 5 years. Every staff member and volunteer work tirelessly to reach as many students as possible each school year. Their passion is to teach our youth how to have healthy relationships now and in their future. This is done by a strong emphasis on sexual integrity and the benefits of marriage. They teach students how to avoid the emotional and physical consequences of sex outside of marriage. I have personally seen the students eyes light up as the truth is presented to them through interactive demos and accurate medical information. I have witnessed changed lives and hope where there was confusion and sadness.I am so thankful to have such a great curriculum and staff to work with as I go into the schools each year!