Our names are Carni Campbell, Tyler Jacobs, Lauren Kelly, Robin Miller, and Emma Lovato. We are students at American University in Washington, D.C. and members of the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program. We began our work in the fall of 2018 as a part of the Gender and Sexuality issue group. After brainstorming, researching, and planning, we are proud of this website we created and we hope the information we present to you will be helpful and create a more informed and inclusive future!
Why We Made This Site:
To choose a topic for our social action project, we discussed the variety of gender and sexuality issues of today’s world. After much deliberation, we found ourselves continuously coming back to the problems in secondary education and the lack of LGBTQ+ inclusive sexual education. Many of our own school’s sex educations incompetently covered many important aspects especially for members of the LGBTQ+ community. We looked at a variety of sex education curriculums in the surrounding area of D.C. to draw ideas and see if there were any truly inclusive curriculums. Our findings were lacking in comprehensive education and addressing LGBTQ+ education was almost completely absent. We decided to create a website that has an inclusive curriculum, resources, and a rubric to provide the necessary tools to students, teachers, schools, etc. to have a fully comprehensive sex education.
We hope that because of this website, students can become more informed through our outlined comprehensive sex education and resources. We also hope that school districts, teachers, and administrations utilize our curriculum and resources to better their education. The rubric we created can be helpful for schools to assess their sexual education and see areas in which it can be enhanced.
While we highly encourage the use of our website, it is critical to keep in mind that the five creators of the website are undergraduate college students. While we do not claim to be experts on these subjects, we fundamentally believe that through our research and personal experiences, the information provided we find to be both accurate and applicable to all high school students.
In regard to the vocabulary and definitions used throughout the website, many of them are entirely subjective and may differ from one person to another. That being said, the purpose of this website is to provide the community with a tool to educate themselves in a safe and comfortable environment.