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Mandy J.1

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Review for Look Both Ways Inc, Loveland, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Look Both Ways (LBW) has made a tremendous impact on my life and my life’s work. Prior to learning about them, I was teaching high school in Loveland, Family & Consumer Sciences, and had always enjoyed teaching the human reproduction unit. I began researching more about it myself to become better informed for my students. I discovered LBW at a 4th of July celebration in 2010, and knew immediately this organization was what I had been looking for. The executive director, Betsy and I discussed the possibility of creating a semester-long course for high school students using the curriculum she created. It took us over 2 years to get to the pilot stage, but we were successful in piloting our class, Reproductive Development, first in the fall of 2012, and again in the fall of 2013. The second time around, Look Both Ways donated Betsy’s textbook to every student in our course. In each semester we taught it, students thoroughly enjoyed the class and found the information relevant to their lives. Most of them said it was the most useful class they had ever taken. Look Both Ways has helped inspire my personal passion to help educate our youth and spread this critical knowledge every chance I get. Now I sit on the board of directors and volunteer my time to help spread awareness about Look Both Ways, as well as educate youth and parents at our free conferences. I believe in this organization and the mission statement it was founded on: “...to improve the lives of youth by imparting the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions about their reproductive health. We aim to inspire educators, empower youth, and promote diversity by providing comprehensive reproductive health curriculum, resources, and training to schools, educators and community groups.”

Role:  Board Member