Human Services

EyesOpenIowa

  • West Des Moines, IA
  • www.eyesopeniowa.org

Mission Statement

EyesOpenIowa (EOI) is on a mission to ensure that Iowa's teens have access to the information and services they need to make healthy, informed, and empowered decisions about sex and relationships, both now and in the future.

Contrary to popular myth, teaching young people about sexual health, including offering information about abstinence and contraception, does not encourage teens to have more sex. In fact, the opposite is true: numerous studies have shown that teens who receive comprehensive sex education are far more likely than their peers in abstinence-only programs to delay sexual activity and use condoms and have fewer partners when they become sexually active.

Comprehensive sexual health education also help students form better relationships, prevent sexual assault, increase self-esteem, and receive support if they do become pregnant. Finally, such programs are inclusive of all students and do not alienate lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students or those who are already pregnant or parenting.

Main Programs

  1. Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
  2. Working to Institutionalize Sex Education (WISE)
  3. Talking Sex Together (TxTina)
  4. Training and Education
Service Areas

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Iowa

EOI is the only statewide organization dedicated solely to adolescent sexual health. The organization works with youth-serving organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, and educators in 60 of Iowa's 99 counties, including 50% of the state's school districts.

ruling year

2001

Executive Director

Self-reported

Kristin Fairholm

Keywords

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Adolescent sexual health, teen pregnancy prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, sex education

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Also Known As

EyesOpenIowa

EIN

42-1472525

 Number

7174231187

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (P02)

Management & Technical Assistance (O02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

Through the Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention program, staff assist over 250 community-based organizations and school districts to implement evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs.

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Program 2

Working to Institutionalize Sex Education (WISE)

Through WISE, EOI assists 30% of Iowa's school districts to implement programs and policies to comply with the state's human growth and development education mandate, reaching 149,967 students with comprehensive, evidence-based sex education

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Program 3

Talking Sex Together (TxTina)

EOI manages TxTina, a unique statewide texting campaign, through which 6,000 teens receive information about sexual health and text anonymous questions about sex and relationships to a sexual health educator twice a month.

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Program 4

Training and Education

EOI has a robust Training and Education Department, which offers youth-serving professionals in-person trainings, monthly webinars, and the only certification program for sexual health educators in Iowa.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Iowa

EOI is the only statewide organization dedicated solely to adolescent sexual health. The organization works with youth-serving organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, and educators in 60 of Iowa's 99 counties, including 50% of the state's school districts.

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Financials

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Future Net Incorporated
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

EyesOpenIowa

Leadership

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Executive Director

Kristin Fairholm

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Beverly Stokes

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BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?