180 Degrees is an abstinence until marriage program designed to help teenagers recognize the consequences of premarital sex, the beauty of a healthy marriage relationship, and turn their thinking about sex around a whole 180 degrees. The 180 Degrees Program includes presentations with: staggering statistics, how to be in healthy relationships, the media’s influence, how to live in purity, and how to overcome sexual pressure.
This vital ministry is led by Rich Shelton, Real Options' Education Director. Kayla McLeod is the other half of this gifted team. These two have a heart to see teenagers catch a vision of purity! Please contact Rich for more information or to schedule a presentation for your school, church or organization.
180 Degrees offers targeted programs for the following groups:
Junior high school
Senior high school
Parents’ Seminar: “Got Kids? Get Facts!”
To learn more about this program, visit the 180 Degrees website:
Rich Shelton, 180 Degrees Education Director
Rich has worked for Real Options for Women since 2009. He’s the director of the clinic’s abstinence education called 180 Degrees. He’s in charge of building rapport with the schools, scheduling, research and presenting. Rich has a passion to help young adults come to know Christ, know their value in Christ and help set up boundaries in order to make good choices. When he’s not in a school speaking, Rich works with the young men who come in with their girlfriends and encourages them to become active fathers and to be responsible. He also does ALL the heavy lifting in the office and anything else that he’s told to do by, literally, ALL the females in the office. Rich enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Jennifer, and his son, Noah. Jennifer is also the Executive Director at Real Options. Rich and Jen are expecting a baby girl in of October 2017.
Brett Case, Abstinence Educator
Brett joined the 180 Degrees Edcuation team in February 2019. He is from New Orleans, LA and moved to the Dallas area in 1998. Brett enjoys going back home to see family, have Cajun food, and watch the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. He has been married to his wife, Jennifer, since 2000. Together they have two kids, a boy (17) and a girl (15).
Lisa Sclimenti, Abstinence Educator
Lisa joined the 180 team in August of 2019. She is from Orange County, California and has been married to her husband Mike since 2003. Together they have two daughters (ages eleven and thirteen). Adoption holds a special place in Lisa’s heart as she placed her oldest daughter with a forever family when she was seventeen. After reconnecting with her daughter in 2017, they formed an amazing relationship, communicating at least once every day. Lisa’s adoption story has led her to speaking with students about healthy relationships, setting boundaries, and the importance of abstinence until marriage. Lisa began volunteering at Real Options as a patient advocate in August of 2018. She has spoken at several events for the 180° Education Program this year. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, movie nights, being involved at her church, and going back to California when she can.