Abstinence Education

Abstinence Update

New Hope’s Abstinence Education program, “Real Love Respects”, has been active in the public schools for over ten years. To date, our program has been presented to over 28,000 students 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 Judy Ruch, who heads up our abstinence program, and her wonderful team of presenters who so faithfully serve with her. The following is a list of the schools and churches in which our program has been presented this year:

  • Bellevue Academy
  • Blodgett Middle School
  • Calvary Chapel of Syracuse
  • Camillus Middle
  • Chestnut Hill Middle School
  • Chittenango High
  • CW Baker High
  • Danforth Middle School
  • Driver Middle School
  • Fabius-Pompey High
  • Faith Heritage School
  • Fowler High School (Jr.& Sr. High)
  • Frazer Middle School
  • Grant Middle School
  • Henninger High
  • Jordan-Elbridge High
  • Lafayette High
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • Marcellus Sr. High
  • Nottingham High
  • Onondaga Central Jr. & Sr. High
  • Onondaga Hill Middle School
  • Ramsdell Middle School
  • Soule Road Middle School
  • West Genesee Middle School

If you would like to schedule a presentation or find out more about the program please call:

Judy Ruch
Coordinator of Abstinence Education
New Hope Family Services
Office: 437-8300