Asitia (ah-suh-tee’-uh) is a Greek word with an all–American message.
It means choosing not to have sex before marriage.
Asitia is a multi-day curriculum that promotes sexual risk avoidance as the way to prevent teen pregnancy, STDs and HIV; and encourages optimal health. The program encourages a balance of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual health. We understand that the subject matter is sensitive and every effort is made to present the subject on grade-appropriate levels. Volunteers from Portico, who have been trained as Asitia educators, go into middle and high schools presenting lessons that ultimately empower youth to identify healthy and unhealthy relationships, understand consequences of sexual activity (including pregnancy and STDs), set goals, make wise decisions, and build character.
Trained and knowledgeable volunteers present a fact-based,
SRA program to students
Introduction of basic definitions specifically geared for the youngest middle school students along with discussion on family, puberty, pressures and setting boundaries. Sixth graders are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their actions.
Seventh grade Asitia is about the story of the students’ lives. They will be able to dream, plan out and eventually live the story of a life based on good healthy choices. Conversely, they will identify things that turn them away from their dreams.
Exploration of students’ value as human beings and that they are worth waiting for. Students will understand the importance of making good choices now and how it affects the rest of their lives. They examine ways in which decisions of others affect them.
Sex among high school students poses the threat of pregnancy and STDs as well as weakens their capacity to have a healthy relationship in the future. Students will be alerted to unhealthy relationships while being encouraged to make good choices.
There are a lot of rumors and misinformation
surrounding sex and abstinence
but we always want you to know the truth
We, at Asitia, believe that parents play the most important role in giving information to their child about sex because they are the ones who care the most about their child. When adolescents have a good relationship with their parents, they are more likely to remain abstinent or delay the onset of a sexual relationship. You are encouraged to have “the talk” as ongoing conversations over a period of many years. This subject is too important to be restricted to a single conversation. BELIEVE that your teenagers can wait…and ENCOURAGE them to!
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
We are a part of Portico
Asitia is an education program of Portico. Those at Portico believe that everyone has value and purpose and that the best way to live it out is to get to know individuals through sharing life stories on the front porch…and a portico is a porch. Our stories shape who we are and who we are becoming. Asitia connects with young people empowering them to make life decisions that help their story.