Love never fails.
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
Unhealthy relationships, dating violence, and risky sexual behaviors are a serious threat to the wellbeing and futures of many young people. Love Notes addresses these issues by building skills and knowledge for healthy relationships of all kinds: romantic, friendship, family, school, and work. In 13 lessons, youth learn more about themselves: how their past has shaped the present and how to make decisions on what they want for their own future. They learn what healthy relationships are and are not while building a set of skills for choosing friends and partners, and for developing and maintaining healthy relationships, including evidence-based communication and conflict management skills. Parents and trusted adult connection activities offer conversation starters on healthy relationships and on the benefits of leaving sex out of their youthful relationships.
Throughout the lessons, youth explore the benefits of sexual delay for achieving future goals. They learn to make clear decisions about relationships and about sex, and they practice skills to assert intentions, respond to pressure situations, and change course. They also learn meaningful ways to commit or recommit to leaving sex out of youthful relationships.
Through Love Notes, youth become empowered to identify their sexual values and intentions in a much deeper way while acquiring the critical thinking and communication skills to navigate their romantic lives. They hear from the voices of other youth and young adults concerning the many benefits of sexual delay, changing course, and following the Success Sequence (education, employment, marriage, and then children) for themselves and for any future children they may have.