ReL8


The ReL8 program exists to influence youth as they pursue a lifestyle of saving sex for marriage. Since it's inception in 2006, ReL8 has served over 37,000 students and continually serves over 2,200 students per year in Madison and St. Clair counties.  

Through a 5-day program, ReL8 equips youth with information and relationship skills they need to make educated, factual and positive choices for their lives – especially in the area of sexual health. The truth is powerful – abstinence is the only 100% effective way to avoid the risks of sex outside of marriage. 

ReL8's Core Values

ReL8 is a privately funded outreach program of Mosaic PHC. For 11 years, ReL8 has received support from teachers, principals and school boards from all walks of life, faiths and lifestyles because of the creativity, credibility and consistency of our program. ReL8 continually earns high evaluations from our teachers and consistent praise from our students. We strive to serve our students and community with our core values - a set of unchanging beliefs or principles that guide and govern the decisions of ReL8:

• Uncompromising Integrity - living right at any cost 
• Undeniable Relevance - being who we are in today’s world
• Unwavering Excellence - nothing less than our best  

Why ReL8

According to research released in January 2014, the Family Research Council found that women who abstain from sex until the age of 20 and get pregnant are far less likely to ever have an abortion than those who are sexually active and get pregnant earlier in their teens. 

Mosaic PHC's Abstinence Education Program, ReL8, has served over 37,000 students since 2006 with the truth about sex outside of marriage. Why? Abstinence preserves the physical, emotional, mental and social health of today's youth and consequently, saves lives. 

What parents are saying about ReL8:

 “Please do not stop the program.  We definitely need it.  I believe more time should be spent on the subject and it should be repeated every year.”

 “The book made the kids think and made decisions without preaching to them. It taught them the consequences of their actions.” 

“(ReL8) gives the kids the freedom to speak openly about things they might not usually feel comfortable talking about.”

Our Schools

2017-2018 School Year

We are currently in 13 Middle and High Schools in St. Clair and Madison counties. We serve both public and private/parochial schools. 

What Teachers Are Saying About ReL8...

“The students were asking questions about life situations and got answers to make safe, wise decisions.” - Middle School Teacher

 “I think the program is very well written. The (educator) made all the difference...” – Middle School Teacher

 “There was a really great connection between the students and the (educator).” – High School Teacher

 "I hope this program continues for many years. I think all students can benefit from it." - High School Teacher

Topics/Curriculum

High School Curriculum 

Chapter 1 - Direction
• Goals, Influences, Decision-Making, Media, Harms of Pornography*
Chapter 2 - Consequences
• Physical, Emotional, Mental, Social
Chapter 3 - STDs
• Bacterial, Viral, Symptoms, Treatments
Chapter 4 - Relationships
• Healthy vs. Unhealthy, Dating Abuse*, Boundaries
Chapter 5 - Love and Marriage
• Love vs. Infatuation, Healthy vs. Unhealthy Marriage, Harms of Cohabitation*, Benefits of Abstinence

 * High School Only 

Middle School Curriculum 

Chapter 1 - Direction
• Goals, Influences, Decision-Making, Media
Chapter 2 - Consequences
• Physical, Emotional, Mental, Social
Chapter 3 - STDs
• Bacterial, Viral, Symptoms, Treatments
Chapter 4 - Relationships
• Healthy vs. Unhealthy, Boundaries
Chapter 5 - Love and Marriage
• Love vs. Infatuation, Healthy vs. Unhealthy Marriage, Benefits of Abstinence

What Teens are Saying About ReL8...

“The abstinence course changed my perspective of sex before marriage. I used to think that it was harmless, no big deal, but there are so many risks…” - Middle School student

“Because of this course, I’m choosing abstinence for my future. With this choice, I know that I am the one making my decisions and that no one can, or will be between my goals and I.” - Middle School student

"I had the courage to tell my boyfriend that I wanted to wait until marriage to have sex. He said he respected my decision." - High School student

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