Who is that on John Oliver? Mississippi First!

Yet again, Mississippi First was recognized for our sex education work on a national stage! On August 9, Mississippi First and Sanford Johnson, our Deputy Director of Advocacy, were featured in a segment about sex education in America on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver….

MS becomes the next WISE State

Mississippi becomes the next WISE State for their work on CHART Mississippi First is proud to announce the state of Mississippi has been named as the next WISE (Working to Institutionalize Sex Education) state. The WISE Initiative was launched in 2009 as a way to…

MSF in National Press for Sex Education Work

Mississippi First has had some great national press in Fall 2012. Below, see links to two national news pieces and one national blog post about our work promoting evidence-based, age-appropriate, and medically accurate sex education. NPR, “Teen Pregnancy Declines, but U.S. Still Lags Behind“–Executive Director…

MSF Update – October 2012

October 2012 Update In This Issue Pre-Kindergarten Creating Healthy and Responsible Teens (CHART) MSF in the Media MSF Ole Miss Chapter Coming Soon Executive Director’s Note Mississippi First has been working hard to advance education in the last several months, whether in the Capitol, at…

Covington County School District Adopts CHART!

The Covington County School Board adopted the CHART policy last week during their monthly board meeting.  As the only district in Covington County (P3), all public school students in grades 6-9 will have access to evidence-based sex education this fall. Along with Calhoun County’s recent…

CHART: Marshall County Out, Calhoun County In

[Updated Post, 5/24/12] Recent news from two school districts has caused us to revise our list of CHART districts.  The Marshall County School District adopted CHART in the spring of 2011.  However, under the leadeship of a new superintendent that was elected this past fall,…

CHART: We’ve Met Our Goal!

The Coahoma Community College Board of Trustees voted last night to adopt the CHART policy for the Coahoma Agricultural High School.  “Aggie”, our 30th CHART district, joins the two other school districts in Coahoma County (P1) in adopting the abstinence-plus policy. This adoption announcement also…

Holmes County School District Adopts CHART!

The Holmes County School District adopted the CHART Policy during last week’s board meeting.  Both school districts in Holmes County (P1) have now adopted our abstinence-plus policy (Durant adopted last month).  HCSD is also the 28th CHART district in Mississippi. This marks the 23 Priority…