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Mike Long  

One of America's Foremost Pro-Life Communicators

Mike Long is a native of Durham, North Carolina where he still resides with wife Libby and their two children. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mike served as a legislative assistant in the United States Senate. He then became a teacher in the Durham Public Schools.

Mike is one of the pioneers of the abstinence education movement. In 1986, he obtained a grant from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Resources to develop an abstinence education strategy to teach in the local schools. This strategy is called “directive education.” He then became a National Consultant for Project Reality conducting in-service training for over 23,000 educators in 43 states how to effectively teach character education in their classroom.

Mike has spoken at thousands of parent-teen conferences, community programs, schools assemblies, and youth rallies nationwide. His approach has proven quite effective for those he reaches. He has also appeared on many radio and television news shows and he has produced many successful television specials for various cable networks including CNN, ABC, NBC, TNN and MTV.

His nationally acclaimed videotape series “Everyone is NOT Doing It” is one of the most persuasive abstinence education resources on the market today. The series is introduced by former University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and is currently being used in over 4000 school systems and youth organizations nationwide. A home version of the series has been featured on numerous national cable networks and is available for parents to view with their preteens and teens in their homes.

Mike is the author of two new books released in 2001, “Teenagers: Everyone Is NOT Doing It” and “Parents: Everyone Is NOT Doing It” published by Jameson Books. These books compliment the video series and are already in their second printing.

Mike has also produced a 30-minute television special on his “directive education” strategy as it relates to abstinence. This program has aired on several major cable networks generating a tremendous response from viewers. His 5-part abstinence education series called “Sexually Speaking: Youth In Love” airs on the INSP network.

Mike’s program has been featured on CNN’s “Talk Back Live,” NBC’s “A Closer Look,” CBS “Nightwatch,” Janet Parshall’s “America,” Focus on the Family, American Family Association Radio Show, Billy Graham’s “Decision Today,” Fox News Network, Concerned Women for America, Phyllis Shalafly’s Eagle Council and Cornerstone Network.

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