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Mira Weil is a doctoral student in public health at UMass Amherst who created the SGEE Curriculum for Pelham School K-2. She needs our help! See below for details.
“I’m writing to you today with an invitation to participate in a study that aims to evaluate current sexuality education in your child’s school and guide the development of the Sexuality and Gender Education and Empowerment (SGEE) curriculum for 3rd-6th grade students. Your participation will consist of an hour-long (maximum) one-on-one remote interview with me about sexuality and gender education, education and parenting in the time of COVID, the SGEE curriculum, and other related topics. Interviews will be scheduled according to your availability and will take place on Zoom or by phone. Our interviews will be audio/video recorded so that I don’t miss anything. I may also contact you for future follow up. If you’re interested in doing an interview with me, please respond to this email. Please feel free to forward this invitation email to anyone you think would be interested in speaking with me as well. Thank you so much. I look forward to speaking with you!
For more information on this study or to share it with friends, please go to https://blogs.umass.edu/maweil/.
In addition to this opportunity, I am conducting another arm of this study, Voicemail Stories, that you are welcome to participate in, whether or not you choose to do a one-on-one interview with me. You may choose to do both, one or the other, or neither part of the study. You will receive a separate email about the Voicemail Stories project.
I look forward to hearing from you; please reach out with any questions or to schedule a time for our interview.”
Mira Weil, MPH, DTM, Certified Sexual Health Educator
Doctoral Student & Spaulding-Smith Fellow, Community Health Education
School of Public Health & Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
May 5 ·
Thank you Representative Mindy Domb!
May 5 ·
Thank you Jenny Franz president of the Pelham Elementary PTO for inviting me this past week to learn about your SGEE (Sexuality and Gender Education and Empowerment) curriculum for grades K-2 at Pelham Elementary School. Fantastic and impressive program, rooted in community need and the courage and commitment to respond to 21st century needs and issues, and to support our kids to become healthy and knowledgeable adults. I’m a big fan and I'm particularly impressed with the SGEE Club component – open to all community members – to dialogue about many of the issues covered in the curriculum. Congratulations!
I’m proud to be a co-sponsor of both H427, an act related to providing comprehensive, medically accurate, age appropriate health education in Massachusetts schools (introduced for many years by Rep. Marjorie Decker) and the Healthy Youth Act.