Gwendolyn Poteat is our LifeWize Director. LifeWize is a volunteer, educational program that strives to empower middle school and high school students with character-based lessons including healthy decision-making, goal setting, life skills and sexual risk avoidance education. LIFEWIZE programs are facilitated by trained community volunteers.
A former teen mom herself, with years of experience in directing the KEEP Abstinence Education Program through the Oklahoma Family Policy Council in addition to having served two years as Center Manager and Peer Counselor at Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption Services.
Gwen has the experience and passion to teach and encourage students to reach their full potential by learning and practicing healthy decision making skills in the areas of relationships, abstinence, and parenting.
For LifeWize, I share on teen issues such as dating issues, healthy relationship skills, boundaries, refusal skills, goals, decisions and parenting issues. We are also developing the LifeWize Resource Network (LRN) to assist other communities to establish a school program. I have a talk called 'four E's of LifeWize' - establishing a program, equipping your volunteers, empowering volunteers through good resources and empowering your volunteers for success. Over the past 16 years I have worked with communities of faith on many topics pertaining to the family. I will travel where we are needed.