LifeSmart Youth acknowledges the traumatic events that occurred several weeks ago when a black man, George Floyd, was killed by white police officers. We support the community affected by these events: Their voices deserve to be heard and listened to. Black Lives Matter, and the need for real change is palpable. This event, and others like it in the past, significantly impacts the youth we serve. We acknowledge that racism exists and stand against it in any form. We renew our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our board and staff and to providing equitable and inclusive health and reproductive education. We hope to be a piece of the puzzle that needs to be completed to affect the needed change.
Founded in 1943, LifeSmart Youth™ (formerly Social Health Association of Indiana) offers a variety of school-based health education programs that meet both the Indiana Academic Standards for Health Education and the schools’ desire to provide relevant, age-appropriate health information for Indiana students. In the past eight decades, we have provided health education focused on human growth and development, disease prevention, pregnancy prevention, personal safety, and bullying prevention to more than one million students.
Working with [LifeSmart Youth] for the last several years has been wonderful for our students and staff. Providing medically accurate information presented by trained Health Educators has taken our messages about human growth and development, making good choices, and caring for and respecting each other, and added depth and realism to these important topics.