In Control School Program

 March 26, 2022

What to Expect

For Parents

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We offer this incredible program at no cost to students, parents, and schools. If you would like to help offset the cost of this program that teaches God’s plan to 4,300 teens annually, your donation is appreciated and tax-deductible. Pregnancy Center East is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) that relies solely on the generosity of its donors.
To fund one student is $30. To fund a classroom is $700. To fund a school is $2,800.


Key Concepts for In Control:

  • Our curriculum is 100% in accordance with the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Virtue is a habit and attitude to do the good
  • Chastity is a virtue and is God’s plan for our sexuality
  • Chastity has six key principles:
  • Love is doing what is best for the other person


Sixth Grade Curriculum (3-day program)

We do NOT discuss the details of sexual intercourse

Key topics:

  • Virtues are difficult and require good habits
  • Chastity is a virtue
  • Present the 6 principles of chastity (listed above)
  • Delayed gratification vs. instant gratification skit activity
  • Delayed gratification ( the ability to postpone getting the thing you want in favor of a greater and later reward) is better and more fulfilling than instant gratification (the temptation to give up a future benefit in order to obtain a less rewarding but more immediate benefit.)
  • Sharing the gift of sex before marriage often results in STIs: parasitic, bacterial, and viral
  • Choose friends who will encourage you to pursue your value to practice all

Seventh Grade Curriculum (5-day program)

Define and Review the virtue of chastity and the six principles of chastity 


  • Chastity is practicing God’s plan for how we live as male and female in relationships.
  • Abstinence is important to chastity, but it is only one aspect of the virtue. Since chastity is a virtue that means it is for every person at every stage of life.
  • Abstinence is important as we discover the vocation God has planned for us
    • Marriage: Free, Total, Faithful, Fruitful 
      • Why sex is meant to be within marriage
    • Priesthood: Celibacy & Sacrifice of self for Church
    • Religious/Consecrated: Celibacy & Sacrifice of self to Christ/prayer as symbol of eternal life
  •  Differences between Infatuation, Love, & Use


  • Baby development presentation
  • Story of “Precious Feet” (photo of 10wk baby feet)
  • Fetus models
  • Every life has dignity and ought to be protected

STI Awareness:

  • Review parasitic, bacterial, and viral STIs
  • STIs do not make anyone gross or bad

Safe Media:

  • Distinguish between love versus use in popular media
  • Know what to do if you come across explicit material online

Open Q & A session:

  • Students have the option to ask questions anonymously 

Eighth Grade Curriculum (5-day program)

Define and Review the virtue of chastity and the six principles of chastity 

Dignity of the Human Person/True Meaning of Love:

  • Immortality of the person
  • “Love is an act of the will that consists of preferring, in a constant manner, the good of others to the good of oneself.” – Karol Wojtyla Love & Responsibility 
  • Why chastity is necessary to truly love
  • God’s mercy is greater than any sin. No matter what anyone has done before, anyone can start practicing virtue and chastity today.

STI Awareness:

  • Review bacterial, viral, and parasitic STDs
  • STDs can be spread through any type of sexual activity


  • Review baby development
  • Abortion violates the most basic human rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  • All human life has dignity
  • How to change the culture with love and truth rather than anger and violence
  • How to be pro-life not just anti-abortion 


  • Dating License Bureau Homework Assignment 
  • Your parents give you rules and expectations because they love you
  • Students will receive the dating rules homework which is to be completed and signed by parents
  • Many teens don’t understand the purpose of dating. This activity cuts through the confusion and allows students to understand boyfriend/girlfriend relationships are oriented toward marriage.
  • Set physical boundaries that guard the purity of your heart and mind and the person you’re dating

Safe Media:

  • How to discern what you consume on the media using St. Ignatius of Loyola’s ‘Discernment of Spirits’
  • There’s nothing wrong with giving up social media but it’s not required
    • Blessed Carlo Acutis example of how to use media
  • Quick Tips to discern: 
    • Does it promote mortal sin?
    • How does what you’re consuming affect your relationships/self-image?
    • Does it leave peace, steadiness, eagerness toward life or excitement, dryness, sadness, anxiety?
  • Tell your parents if you encounter anything bad online

High School Curriculum (5-day program)

Define and Review the virtue of chastity and the six principles of chastity 


  • Authentic love can be tough to spot. We examine real-life scenarios to help teens identify real love. 
  • Answer  questions like “What are the characteristics of love?” and “What does it mean to use someone?” 
  • The Trinity is the perfect exemplar of love: each person of the Trinity perfectly loves each other person 

Safe Media

  • Compares love and use in the media, and examines how media affects our view of love 


  • Pornography hurts you as an individual, your relationships, and society as a whole
  • Pornography creates unrealistic expectations of sex
  • Pornography distorts a person’s ability to love
  • Pornography is closely related to sex trafficking 
  • Practical strategies to overcome the burden of pornography


  • “The Only Real Choice is an Educated Choice” 
  • A pro-life presentation about the options in an unplanned pregnancy: parenting, adoption and abortion. This presentation highlights the difficulties of all three.
  • Highlight the laws surrounding abortion
  • Some contraceptives can act as abortifacients
  • Non-graphic description of various abortion procedures (RU-486, D&E surgical abortions, &c.)

Open Q & A session: 

  • Students have the option to ask any question anonymously

Note:  Activities/presentations are subject to change due to time, scheduling, and school teacher preference.

Revised: 03/2022