Press Release (06-23-09): Summer of Learning

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Summer of Learning at Planned Parenthood of Delaware: Youth, Families and Sex Education


Emily Knearl
302.655.7296, ext. 36 (w)
302.354.2852 (cell)


Published: 06.23.09| Updated: 06.25.09

(Wilmington, DE) — Planned Parenthood of Delaware (PPDE) announced today the “Summer of Learning 2009” education and training classes.  Targeting teens, families and parents, the fun and informative workshops cover such hot topics as helping teens navigate the web and negotiating healthy relationships.

“With so-called ‘sexting,’ the web, and peer and partner pressure, youth today have a lot of demands on them to grow up too soon,” said Dr. Catherine Dukes, PhD, VP for Education.  “Planned Parenthood’s classes focus on how youth and parents can work together to help determine what is appropriate for them and how to make healthy decisions.”

Summer of Learning Classes: PPDE Wilmington Location

The A.B.C.s of Talking with Youth (Abstinence, Birth Control, Condoms)
June 25, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. - Noon     $20 summer special

Connecting and Communicating: Helping teens negotiate healthy relationships
July 30, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. $20 summer special 

Teens, Sex and the Net: Helping teens navigate the web
August 20, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. - Noon   $20 summer special

 *Register for all three of the workshops above and receive a $10 discount!*

Back to School Special:  Sex Ed 101 for Parents and Teens
August 26, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.    $10 per person OR $15 parent + teen

Individual Consultations Available

If the summer is too full to attend a class, schedule an Individual Consultation.  The consultation will be designed around each person’s needs and interest areas.  The cost is $75/hour with a sliding fee scale available.

The PPDE Education Department offers classes year-round on a sliding scale basis.  Topics include parent-child communications, HIV/AIDs awareness, preconception care, teen pregnancy prevention, dating violence, body image and more. 

Registration deadline is one week prior to the start of each workshop. Scholarships are available on a need basis.  All workshops will take place at 617 N Shipley St. Wilmington, DE 19801. For further information on the workshops call:  302.655.7296, ext. 13 or



The mission of Planned Parenthood of Delaware is to ensure all individuals access to the appropriate information and services necessary for their own reproduction, sexuality, and health.  Planned Parenthood provides family planning, prenatal care, nutrition counseling, cancer screening and prevention, abortion, health education, and more.  The agency served over 11,000 people last year in all three counties and has operated in Delaware for over 75 years.

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