With shows like “16 and Pregnant”, “teen mom”, school boards approving “abstinence only” education, movies and tv shows glorifying sex its no wonder that the following statistics exist: one in four college students has an STD, only 54 percent of students regulary use condoms during vaginal intercourse, 29 percent during anal intercourse and only 4 percent during oral sex, the CDC estimates that 19 million new STDs, and STI's occur each year, almost half amoung 15-24 year-olds.
Music has the power to influence, to help a cause, or get a movement going. In 2011 the TAKE ACTION TOUR featuring Silverstein, Bayside, Polar Bear Club, The Swellers, and Texas In July is trying to do just that proceeds of tour will benefit Sex, Etc. for teen sexuality education. This year marks the10th Anniversary of Sub City's (Hopeless Records' registered 501c3 non-profit organization) Take Action Tour.
As the teen-focused program of Answer, the award-winning national organization based at NJ's Rutgers University, Sex, Etc.'s mission is to improve teen sexual health information and resources across the country. With an active online community and national magazine, Sex, Etc. serves as a resource and destination for teens seeking advice and healthy communication on questions about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, contraception, sexual orientation, and more. Answer is dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them. Its ongoing programs include a national Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project, which reaches millions of teens each year with teen-written sexual health information through the Sex Etc. Magazine and website, Sexetc.org; and a national Sexuality Education Project Initiative, which provides training, resources, and technical assistance to more than 5,000 educational professionals per year.
The tour stops at The Crowfoot Ballroom in Pontiac. Doors are at 5:30, be sure to show up and experience great music and support a great cause.