Miss D.C. 2000 to Promote Chastity Message to High School Students

October 30, 2002

Rashida Jolley, Miss District of Columbia 2000 and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, will speak to more than 600 high school students on the importance of abstaining from sex until marriage and the harms of pornography as part of Pornography Awareness Week:

Thursday, October 31, 2002
9:00 a.m.
Archbishop Carroll High School
4300 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, D.C.

A 22-year-old college student, Jolley has taken the abstinence message to thousands of junior high school through college students across the country. She is a third generation Washingtonian and was the first native Washingtonian since 1954, and first native Washingtonian of African American heritage, to be selected as Miss District of Columbia.

Jolley is a spokesperson for Project Reality, a nonprofit organization which promotes abstinence, and has testified before the New Jersey Senate Education Committee in favor of a bill supporting abstinence education.

Nearly 42 percent of Archbishop Carroll’s students are not Catholic; 93 percent are African American and nearly 7 percent are Latino.

Jennifer Reed
Office of Communications
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