WHO WE ARE

Aim for Success is a non-profit youth health education organization based in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1993 by Marilyn Morris, Aim for Success helps young people make healthy choices that will give them freedom to reach their dreams and their goals. Our professional speakers give live, interactive presentations to schools, youth organizations and churches. 

As teachers, administrators, and parents, you know from experience that success in life requires making the right choices when faced with difficult and confusing decisions. The question is: What are you going to do to prepare your students to make good choices?

 

Facts

  • About 1,500 teenagers get pregnant every day in America.

  • About 10,000 teenagers get an STD every day in America.

  • There are over 25 significant STDs today.

  • One out of two sexually active young people will acquire an STD by age 25.

  • One out of every four sexually active teenagers gets an STD every year.

  • "Safe sex" methods do little in preventing several of today's leading STDs. And no contraceptive can protect a young person's heart from the emotional impact of sexual activity before marriage.

 

Marilyn Morris

Founder/ President Emeritus

History

In 1984, Marilyn Morris was invited to speak to one of her daughters' classes about saving sex for marriage. She jumped at the chance to tell teenagers what she wished someone had told her. In 1968, the beginning of her senior year in high school, Marilyn's dreams and goals were completely changed when she found out she was pregnant. She and Charles Morris were forced to grow up overnight when they were married at the age of 17 and 18. Marilyn's personal experience has given her a passion to help young people avoid the risks of sexual activity and save sex until marriage.

 

Marilyn's captivating and entertaining speaking style resulted in her giving 50 presentations to 3,745 participants in 1990. During the next few years the numbers continued to grow. In August 1993, Marilyn formed Aim for Success, Inc., as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. She continues to serve as its President Emeritus today. Charles and Marilyn have two grown, married daughters, and five grandchildren.

 

In its first year (1993), Marilyn and two other Aim for Success speakers gave 526 presentations to over 30,000 people. As the years progressed, the professional speaking staff grew to meet the demands for the phenomenal growth. Today, over 2.5 million teens, parents and educators across America have participated in an Aim for Success presentation in public schools, churches and youth organizations.