“It made me think about my life and how I want it to go. The program was really cool and helpful.” - Rogue River 7th grade
Epic Program Information
Epic is an interactive program providing critical-thinking and decision-making skills, guiding students to make healthy choices about sex, relationships, and abstinence. The Pregnancy Care Center of Grants Pass has been presenting abstinence encouragement programs in middle and high schools in Josephine and Jackson County since 2003. Since 2013, we have been presenting Epic, our revised program, in local schools. It is a realistic, interactive, and optimistic program designed with one goal in mind: empowering students to make decisions now that will lead to epic futures.
The objective is to empower students with healthy decision-making strategies, especially pertaining to sex and relationships, through critical thinking skills, goal-setting, and character development as a holistic approach to abstinence encouragement.
Epic also informs students about how sexual decisions may impact their health by including an optional presentation on STIs and STDs. All medically relevant information comes directly from the Centers for Disease Control, our medical directors and licensed nursing staff. While addressing the potential risks of early sexual activity is important, our approach is equally focused on having an intentional life plan and encouraging students to make decisions about sex and relationships that equip them to lead an epic life.