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                      June 2021 Newsletter 
Our Mission: Promote healthy life decisions through family education and community partnerships.
Board of Directors
Corey Wiggins
Terrye Jones
Vice President
Judy Wiener
LaShirl Wilder
Kevin Bingham
Susan Hays Carson
Inglish DeVoss
Donna McLaurin
Nicole McNamee
Linda Raff
Susan Rockoff
Shedrick Rogers
Ann Skelton
LaShetta Wilder
Jeanne Luckett
Immediate Past President 
Tammy Golden
Executive Director
Zaria Bonds
Program Specialist
Betti Watters
Board Emerita

Growing Up Knowing is so excited to announce that we are accepting in-person programming requests from our community partners! Our summer calendar is filling up quickly, so schedule a program for your summer camp, church, or organization. 
Our three preventative, evidence-based education programs, My Body My Boundaries for Early Childhood Families, My Body My Boundaries for Elementary Families, and the ‘Tween Talk: Comprehensive Sex Education for Middle School Families reach across multiple generations.
GUK interactive and educational programs are changing the way Mississippi families communicate with each other, stay safe from bullying and abuse, and make decisions about risky behaviors.
Thank you to our 2021 summer community parnters! GUK cannot wait to implement our programs to your families. 
  • Greenville Renaissance Scholars
  • God's Haven
  • Hinds Community College Disability Support Services
  • Operation Shoestring
  • Mississippi Families for Kids
  • The Diamond Project 
  • Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance-Faith Prep Academy Camp
Visit our website at or call us at 601-589-0275 for more information and/or to schedule a program.
Donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to GROWING UP KNOWING thru 08/31/21!
We’re participating in the myWalgreens donation program! You can donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to Growing Up Knowing thru 08/31/21. At Walgreens, you’ll earn unlimited 1% Walgreens Cash rewards when you shop and you can choose how much to donate. It’s that easy. Whether you’d like to contribute $1, $5, or more of your Walgreens Cash rewards you’ll be making a big difference. It really adds up!
Swipe Your Kroger Plus Card and Earn Donations for GUK
Thanks to the Kroger Rewards Program, Growing Up Knowing will receive a percentage of every penny you spend at Kroger. All you have to do is register once and then swipe your Kroger Plus Card each time you shop.
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Thank you for supporting Growing Up Knowing!
Don't Forget to Select Growing Up Knowing for Amazon Smile 
As you begin to prepare for the summer, keep Growing Up Knowing in mind as you shop on Amazon Smile. It is a simple automatic way to support GUK. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to us. START shopping TODAY!
You can also visit us at and click on the Amazon Smile logo to start shopping and donating!
Yes! You Can Help! 
With a generous gift today, YOU can support Growing Up Knowing’s virtual My Body, My Boundaries programs, and The 'Tween Talk. Your tax-deductible gift of any size will directly help Mississippi children and families grow up knowing how to make healthier life decisions.
YOU can help cultivate a culture of consent for families in your community. Do you know of a school, community, afterschool, or faith organization who would like to partner with us at no financial cost to implement one of our three signature programs (My Body, My Boundaries for Early Childhood FamiliesMy Body, My Boundaries for Elementary School Families, and The 'Tween Talk: Comprehensive Sex Education for Middle School Families)? You can refer them to us by clicking here.

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