Seeks Partners for
Summer Abstinence Program
The recent blast of arctic air
cannot hide the fact that summer is coming and it’s
time to start making plans to keep young people
active and healthy in the hot weather months.
Healthy Respect is preparing, also, to bring
the abstinence until marriage message to young
people throughout the New York metropolitan area.
This is the third year that the proven abstinence
program, which reaches more than 1,500 students
during the school year, is bringing its message to
young people by partnering with school-based or
community-based summer programs.
With the motto “Abstinence Never Takes a Vacation,”
Healthy Respect stands ready to
partner with summer camps and other summer
educational and recreational programs during the
month of July, for students ages 12 to 17. In a fun
yet informative format suited for less formal summer
settings, Healthy Respect instructors
provide four weeks of abstinence until marriage
education to young people. Since the classes are
smaller than those during regular school months,
instructors are able to use alternative teaching
methods such as sitting around a table and
encouraging more personal discussions.
Last summer, Healthy Respect provided
abstinence instruction at YMCA programs in Yonkers
and Manhattan and at a Harlem community program.
“We are looking for summer programs to invite us in
so we can provide the kind of positive,
life-affirming message that kids need to hear
year-round,” said John P. Margand, Esq, Chief
Executive Officer of Healthy Respect.
“We are very excited about Healthy Respect
reaching young people not only in the schoolroom but
in neighborhood, community, recreational and sports
camp settings that will tie abstinence until
marriage to every aspect of a teen’s life.”
For more information about Healthy Respect’s
summer program and how to arrange a partnership,
call (718) 409-0800 or send an e-mail to