The mission of the First Things First campaign is to increase the publicís knowledge
of the value of setting priorities in life at a very young age. It is the intended
goal to bring into focus the realities that children and young adults will have to
face certain decisions in life, and now is the best time for children and parents to
strive together to make responsible decisions. The First Things First message is:
Get an education.|
Get a job.
Then have a child.
The program is divided into two levels. One level is geared toward children in
grades 3-5. This presentation lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes
(depending on time allotment) and consists of a PowerPoint presentation and a question
and answer period. The other level is geared toward young people in grades
6-12. This presentation lasts 45 to 90 minutes (depending on time allotment)
and consists of a PowerPoint presentation, a video, a question and answer period, and
The presentations are filled with graphics, music and valuable information appropriate
for each age group. The presentations are intended to confront issues such as
decision-making, educational and employment choices, marriage, having children and
goal-setting. These presentations provide frank but objective discussion of legal,
financial and emotional support.
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