What is FoSE

The Future of Sex Education Project (FoSE) began in July 2007 when staff from Advocates for Youth, Answer and Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) first met to discuss the future of sex education in the United States. At the time, each organization was looking ahead to the possibility of a future without federal abstinence-only-until-marriage funding and simultaneously found themselves exploring the question of how best to advance comprehensive sexuality education in schools. In May of 2008, Advocates, Answer and SIECUS formalized these discussions with funding from the Ford, George Gund and Grove Foundations, and the FoSE Project was launched.

The purpose of the project is:

to create a national dialogue about the future of sex education and to promote the institutionalization of comprehensive sexuality education in public schools.

Public schools were specifically chosen because they are venues through which most young people can be reached.

Since the launch of the project, the organizing partners have: