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When our group first sat down to think of a project that we could actually get people engaged in, we did not have a clue as to what we were going to do. We all threw out ideas and someone just happened to say sexual education. This topic is something the people do not really talk about every day, but you always read in the newspaper stories about the pregnancy rates rising amongst teenage students. The question is not why this is happening, but what is our society going to do about the situation? Our group thought that it was best to focus on our college community and get them more involved and informed about the affects of unprotected sex, and to inform them that this is a crucial part of their lives where they may feel that everyone is having sex so they must have sex to. We wanted to also let our community know that we are not trying to stop people from having sex, we are just trying to get them to practice safer sex. While doing our project we also informed our community that from the studies that we’ve conducted, a lot of people that attend Florida Gulf Coast University have had unprotected sex at least one time. This is not a fairly large university; therefore, STD’s can spread rapidly throughout the university.
Our primary focus for this civic engagement project was to target those in our college community who were uncomfortable discussing the issue of “sex” and inform them more than those who were not afraid or ashamed of talking about the affects and consequences of unsafe sex. We figured that those who were afraid to discuss the issue of sex were more prone to have unsafe sex because they are not informed about the issue. On page 189 in Loeb’s Soul of a Citizen, he states that , “When we do not act through organized communities, our voices are less effective”. This meant that if we do not go out and talk to other people besides our target audience, then our voices would not be heard. We will only be effective to those who already agree with the...

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