Join us on March 18, 2017 for Relationship Intelligence Training. Register Now.  Receive STAR Guide certification and be ready to teach youth and adults about the benefits of sexual abstinence before marriage.

The training will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 pm. at the Urban Life Training Shenandoah River Youth Center in Harpers Ferry, WV. The training will include the following presentations:

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    1.  Protecting Your Future PowerPoint presentation & activities:  Focuses on achieving legitimate success and happiness.  The decision making process of young people is explored, and participants are asked to write their key life goals.  The effects of alcohol and drug use, pornography, injuring oneself and bullying are discussed.  Facts about HIV/AIDS, STDs, and sexual activity are discussed.  A brief discussion of condom use points out that while consistent use can reduce transmission of some diseases such as AIDS, it does not eliminate risk for infection and does not protect at all from certain diseases.  A refusal skills role play is included.
    2. Maturing Your Love  PowerPoint presentation & activities:  Explores what defines manhood and what the qualities of lasting love are.  Discusses the other risks related to teen sexual activity, such as a much higher incidence of alcohol use and depression. Looks at the emotional damage of teen sex. Presents five star sexuality:  mental, emotional, social, moral/spiritual, and physical.  Love, family, commitment and marriage are presented as positive, obtainable goals for those who make the right preparation.  Media messages regarding sex are discussed.  Abstinence and secondary virginity (returning to abstinence) are discussed.  Plus, I am Abstinence Working Video:  Testimonies of College, high school and middle school youth who are committed to abstinence.
    3. Resisting Peer Pressure Peer Counseling:  Video clips of situations where teens are being pressured regarding having sex are viewed, and discussion questions are used to discuss appropriate responses.   When available, youth Peer Counselors lead this session.
    4. A New View of the Fall of Man:  STAR Interfaith Leadership Training presentation of the spiritual roots of sexual misconduct.
    5. How to start an Urban Life Training Chapter:  Chapters affiliate with Urban Life Training, and have access to the Urban Life Training Relationship Intelligence Training Portal.  Chaters can access and teach the above materials from the Urban Life Training website.
    • Suggested donation:  Adults:  $25.  Under Age 18 and students:  $10.

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