Van Buren High School

2020-21

  • It made me realize not to fall into unhealthy relationships and not to let my emotions get in the way of the decisions I make and the people I get close too.

  • It had a good impact about that love was, because I always thought that love meant that someone was there for you to make you happy and make you feel safe, but when the video came up about love that it was more of a commitment that when I started to rethink about love and what it was supposed to feel like.

  • It reminded me that I should stay true to myself and don't get blinded by how hot a guy looks.

  • How to be responsible and think about whatever I’m doing before I do it and how to be safe in active relationships. Also how actions can affect your life.

  • I makes me rethink in what I'm sending and how to truly look at a person through their emotions and not just their looks.

  • It gave me a better outlook on life.

  • I gave me good information and advice that I'll be able to use today and in the future. Not only for myself, but to also inform others and give other people advice.

  • It honestly made me think that I really need to get my crap together before college. I have had a terrible high school experience, but learning that I still have time to change my life and make it better, makes me feel a little more confident.

  • I became a little bit more inspired to keep going, I already make most of these decisions. But I did learn more about how drugs affect the brain and about the male reproductive system which I knew nothing about.

  • Realized what mistakes I need to fix.

  • It gave me insight on how to be safe with the actions I have with other people, with staying away from certain situations and people alike. How to be smart about where I go and what I do and thinking about the rest of my life.

  • It showed me things that I hadn’t known before. Like how often abuse happens, and what abuse consists of. I now am going to be able to help someone, whether it be myself or a friend, if they are ever stuck in a bad situation.

  • It was a positive one because it opened my eyes to the problems our actions bring and how to treat/avoid them.

  • Learning about emotional abuse and about the bodies of women and men. Also about what affects the brain and how we can improve our life. Also how social media affects our future and how we can prevent many bad things from happening.

  • I learned that in no cases should I stay in a relationship that isn’t good for me even if I love the person.

  • Taught me to respect my body and relationships that I get in.

  • It taught me very good information about goals in life, and what the signs of a healthy relationship. It had a lot of shocking information about sexually transmitted diseases, and what those diseases can do to you in the long run. He made a very good comment by saying "show me your friends and I’ll show you your future" and I have heard that so many times but he explained it very well It was overall a lot of good information and I learned a lot.

  • It mainly made my view on the emotions people can feel in a relationship change I think more deeply about it now.

  • I feel as though there were things in the program that have been preached to my classmates and I since day 1 of schooling. However, this program went really in depth and answered questions that we have been too scared to ask in front of our peers in the past. It is a very informational and beneficial program for all high school students. My favorite part, and the part that I needed to hear the most, was the lesson(s) on relationships and our 'circles'. I will encourage my friends and family to learn more about these topics, as they could be beneficial to them and others they may know. I will continue to learn more about these subjects and inform people about the reality of these topics.

  • I learned the most from STD's and sexual activity part of the class. I didn't know how easy it is to make a mistake and have lifelong consequences. But overall, I feel like Reality Check was a good program and very beneficial for high school students. Because everything Mr. Pratt spoke about is what every high schooler is going through, at least one of the categories.

  • It allowed me to get a better understanding of things I already knew about, and how they affect me. This program taught me to be safe and to make better decisions which was helpful to better myself for the future.

  • It gave me some answers as to how us teens live on a daily basis and gave me advice that was very helpful in order to handle and understand certain situations.

  • It helped me keep a good work ethic and overall made me more knowledgeable with the human body.

  • It made me really want to second think everything I do, and pay attention to the things around me, because some things that I did not think where that bad, are actually really bad for your body and can even be bad for your life in the future.

  • It taught me to be more involved with myself and be thinking more about my future and how what I do now affects my future. It taught me some things to watch out for in people and what I do.

  • The Reality Check program gave me the incentive to keep my body safe in the future. I really appreciated the lessons on STD's since most high schoolers don't see the importance of learning/reviewing things that they may or may not know.

  • The Reality Check Program made me think about how my decisions now will affect my future and how I need to make good and smart choices for myself and others. It taught me some things that I really did not know a whole lot about and gave me some background information.

  • The Reality Check program really opened my eyes. I knew about the topics that were discussed, but I didn't know all of the details. The facts and information that was presented and discussed in this program really helped me understand more in depth, the issues in today's life. It has given information to prepare me for my future.

  • The Reality Check program was really helpful for me because I learned some new things about how our brains work. I also learned the effects that drugs and alcohol have on it and it's made me think about what I should and shouldn't do. The whole program made me think about how I should live my life from here on out.