SEC Mission, Vision & Values


The SEC advances and scales K–12 school-based sex education across the U.S. by leveraging its collective leadership, networks, and resources.


The SEC envisions a world in which all young people’s right to comprehensive, high quality sex education is recognized and fulfilled. 


  1. We value young people’s right to receive comprehensive, high quality, school-based sex education in grades K–12 and believe that schools have a responsibility to ensure knowledgeable and trained educators deliver this sex education.
  2. We value comprehensive, high quality sex education that is grounded in equity and social justice and is culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, inclusive, medically accurate, sex positive, and trauma-informed.
  3. We value meaningful collaboration among members and a joint commitment to contribute to the whole and to each other