Lifechoices hosts Battle of the Sexes for Jasper Co. Juniors - KOAM TV 7

Lifechoices hosts Battle of the Sexes for Jasper Co. Juniors


Carl Junction High School Juniors are learning about sex and health in an unconventional way, through personal stories, and games that aren't found in text books.

We all have a story to tell and for Juniors from Carl Junction...there's became personal.

"Just listen. Take your time and listen to what your leaders and what everyone has to say. Don't just blow it off. Just listen to what everyone has to say." says Junior, Aaron Nelson.

Lifechoices of Joplin is hosting a week's work of events for junior students across Jasper County called Battle of the Sexes, where students learn about health and sex education in an interactive way.

"They come thinking boys versus girls, but really it's about the battle within. We're teaching life skills, getting ready for college, getting ready for post-high school, to see what their strengths are and how we can increase that." says Lifechoices Prevention Services Director, Shannon Wendt.

"There's some things that we don't understand that they're trying to explain to us about how guys act and react to things. And it's cool to see it from a guys point of view." says Jr. Student, Hope Hines.

Students experienced a battle poetry slam, and battle walk, where they saw situations that happen everyday to many boys and girls of their own age.

"We tried to pick the perfect age. Because Juniors haven't check out yet. So we're trying to get them before they go into their senior year to really show up their life skills and have a very successful senior years." Wendt says.

Students not only heard leaders personal stories, but shared their own as well, and gained a new perspective for their classmates, that they may not have known before.

"We came together as a family, out grade, 11th grade to be specific, has been the heart of this institution. We be as one, with my family here, all of us." says Junior, Lucas Hertzberg.

Students saw each others highest and lowest emotions throughout the day, but Lifechoices hoped accomplish one thing, opening up a new door of understanding.


Lifechoices will  host the battle of the sexes program for high school juniors across jasper county. On Tuesday, Joplin schools will participate in the program, followed by Webb City and Carthage for the remainder of the week.


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