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Right START - Students Tackling Abortion Realities Today

Students today are faced with many life-impacting decisions during high school that affect them now and late in life.  The Right START Program works to see that these students have proper information when it comes to choices about chastity and abortion.

The Right START (Students Tackling Abortion Realities Today) program is based on a five-lesson respect life curriculum where volunteer teachers present fetal development, abortion, chastity, the sanctity of each life created by God and culminate with a closing prayer service.  Students and teachers receive supplemental materials to reinforce the lessons our educators present in class.

An important aspect of Right START is engaging the parents of the eight graders.  As their child’s first teachers, parents have an important role in sharing the crucial message of life and love.  The Right START program includes a Parent Meeting for 8th grade parents held prior to the student program. Sharing information with  parents is vital since they are the primary source of education for their children on the important issues covered in Right START.  Our Educators are here to support the parents of these students.  Click here for a fun "quiz" for parents.

Right Start currently serves over 90 schools and over 3,000 students in the Archdiocese of St. Louis each year.  It operates through the Respect Life Apostolate with a program coordinator, dedicated volunteer teachers and countless helpers who assemble the materials for each student.

To learn about bringing this exciting program to your school or PSR program, please contact the Right START coordinator, Valerie Giglio at 314-792-7560.


The 2014-15 School Year Registration is now open! Please refer to the Information packet mailed to you or the email regarding online registration.

If you would like to still register please be respectful of your parent meeting group date. Please plan on a date after that. If the schedule shows no vacancies for a date that works for you, there are other options. 

  1. You could team up with another school or you may come to one or the Right START Days at the Cardinal Rigali Center.
  2. You may register for an April date, and we will later move you up on the calendar after  training our new Right START Educators.

If you have any other questions please email Valerie Giglio or call her at 314-792-7560. To register for the 2014-2015 school year, click here.