This zine was created and designed by students, with support from the ACLU of Illinois, to provide information and tools to support sexual health and personal safety and to provide guidance on how to advocate for inclusive, comprehensive sex education in Illinois schools for young people in 6th through 12th grade.
The Talk explores the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act, a new law that creates personal health and safety standards for K - 5th grade and updates and expands comprehensive sexual health education standards in 6th - 12th grade. The standards must align with the National Sex Education Standards.
Throughout this zine, we will talk about the different types of information covered in the National Sex Education Standards and share resources and information on comprehensive sexual health education for people in 6th through 12th grade. This information will help you make the best decisions about your health and relationships and advocate for inclusive, and comprehensive sexual health education in your school!