Youth. Sex. Relationships.

Leading the National Conversation.

Ascend champions youth to make healthy decisions in relationships and life by promoting well-being through a primary prevention strategy, and as a national membership and advocacy organization that serves, leads, represents and equips the Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) field.

Our Mission

Our Services

SRAS certification offers educators the opportunity to distinguish themselves in their field, increase credibility and demonstrate a professional commitment to enhancing their teaching expertise by providing training and expert development.

Curious about the effectiveness of Sexual Risk Avoidance? Our Resources page is home to dozens of documents laying out the effectiveness of SRA, backed up with data and research from numerous reputable sources.

Ascend and others in the Sexual Risk Avoidance have done a lot of important work in recent years, but we still need plenty of help to advance the field. If you are looking to make your own mark in SRA, head over to our Get Involved page to get started.

Stronger Together.

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