Just the facts

Each Day in America for All Children

5 children are killed by abuse or neglect.
8 children or teens die by suicide.
22 children or teens die from accidents.
50 children or teens are injured with a gun.
59 children or teens are injured or killed with a gun.
61 babies die before their first birthday.
126 children are arrested for violent crimes.
248 children are arrested for drug crimes.
589 public school students are corporally punished.*
773 babies are born into extreme poverty.
826 babies are born without health insurance.
860 babies are born with low birthweight.
1,683 babies are born into poverty.
1,844 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.
1,995 children are arrested.
2,956 high school students drop out.*
14,640 public school students are suspended.*

*Based on 180 school days a year

The State of America’s Children 2020, The Children’s Defense Fund

Path to your future

At Project Respect, we have lots of great information to provide youth.  We do that because we think youth deserve every opportunity to chart a path to their futures–one that is greatly improved when they don’t engage in risky activities, like teen sex. The decisions they make about sex can have a significant impact on their physical and emotional health, their relationships, and their future lives.

What is Sexual Risk Avoidance? (SRA)

Sexual Risk Avoidance is an educational approach based on the public health model of primary prevention to empower youth to avoid ALL the risks of sexual activity.

Good News: The Majority of Teens are Listening

And they are responding by waiting for sex. In fact, more are waiting today than at any other time in recent history. Ascend thinks parents, policy-makers, and sex education classes should support the healthiest choices for youth, both now and in the future. Ascend represents those who agree.

We don’t intend to give up. Not on youth.

And not on their access to the skills, information, and encouragement to avoid all sexual activity, hopefully until they marry. We believe that helping teens eliminate – not simply reduce – sexual risk, is the right thing to do.

Because we believe where youth live or what their current reality looks like should not exclude them from the tools for the best possible health outcomes and future success.

Photo Challenge!

Teachers and students, we want to hear from YOU!

We, at Project Respect, work throughout the year to raise funding to be able to continue to provide free services to many schools and communities that are beyond what is financially funded through our grant partnership with the Ohio Department of Health.   As part of an annual fundraising event this spring, we are putting together a short video and we need your help!

To help us out, all we need you to do is respond to the question below:

How has Project Respect impacted you?

Here’s what to do (see above photo for format):
1. Answer the question!
2. Write/type(please make sure it is readable!) your answer and attach it to on a piece of construction paper, poster board, cardboard, dry erase board, anything that is big enough!
3. Smile and have a pal snap a photo of you holding your sign. Please see more sample photos posted in our Photo Challenge event on our facebook page.
4. Send us your photos! Please submit by March 17, 2017!

Sending options:
-Post your photos to this facebook page or our twitter page @ProjectRespect
-Send your photos to: katie@projectrespectnwo.org

For helping us out, we’ll give you a free t-shirt (while supplies last; limited sizing available!) You will be contacted for details after you post or send your photo!

In-Service 2014



Turning the Tide on Risky Youth Behavior

8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
22600 State Route 34, Archbold, Ohio
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided


Featured Speakers

Britney Ward,
MPH Director of Community Health Improvement Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

Dan McGee
Chief of Police Montpelier, Ohio

Katherine Zartman
Assistant Prosecutor Williams County

Workshop Objectives

Highlight data trends of NW Ohio youth

Review the correlation of multiple risky behaviors

Discuss initiatives happening in NW Ohio to confront harmful youth tendencies

Identify warning signs of risky behavior and establish strategies of intervention

Gain insights from both a local law enforcement and judicial perspective

For more information, call Project Respect at (419) 636-2000 or email jackie@projectrespectnwo.org

2014 In-Service Registration

The Facts

Each day in America
2,857 high school students drop out
847 babies are born to teen mothers
187 children are arrested for violent crimes
16,244 public school students suspended
5 children or teens commit suicide
4,408 babies are born to unmarried moms
408 children are arrested for drug crimes
Info courtesy of
Children’s Defense Fund – 2014

At Project Respect, we believe each generation has the power to shape and change the world. We directly address current issues teens face everyday, including media pressures, Dating violence, bullying, sexting, internet safety, unhealthy relationships and more.

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