- Get the sex education information you need. Check out the SIECUS and Advocates for Youth websites for more information. See Lambda Legal’s “Resources.”
- Learn about the issues, then talk to supportive friends and family about what your school teaches in health class.
- Get a group of students together and talk with a supportive teacher or coach about your concerns.
- Create and sign a petition about your right to real sex education.
- Start an e-mail list or ask other teenagers what they want to learn in sex ed class during an on-line chat session.
- Explain your concerns in a note for your school’s suggestion box.
- Talk to your student government representatives.
- Write a letter or article for your school paper about the need for good sex education classes in your school. Make sure to check your school paper’s guidelines first.
- Contact your local paper or television station to see if they will cover your organizing efforts. Offer to do an interview.
- Go to a school board meeting and tell school board members about the information that you need to make good decisions about sex.
- Create posters, decorate bulletin boards, and write on blackboards about your need and right to have information about sex. But before you act, look into your school’s posting policy.
- Organize a speak out at your school. Check out your school rules first.
- Prepare a report card to grade your school’s sex education course.