PPHP peer education programs prepare teens to be resources for confidential and accurate information on reproductive health issues in their schools and communities. All peer educators, recruited from local high schools, take an interactive 15-week training that focuses on effective communication, decision-making, and human sexuality. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Teen Information and Peer Services (TIPS)
Planned Parenthood’s Teen Information and Peer Services (TIPS) program is a peer education project that trains teen educators to provide health and sexuality information and referrals to teenagers residing in Rockland County. TIPS peer educators undergo a 15-week training during which they learn to present educational programs on human sexuality, abstinence, sexually transmitted infections, birth control, and HIV/AIDS in both formal and informal settings, and participate in other health-related programs and leadership trainings.
Advancing Youth Leadership through Community Awareness (AYLTCHA)
AYLTCHA is an HIV and sexual risk reduction program targeted towards adolescents 13 to 23 residing in Westchester County. AYLTCHA incorporates a positive youth development (PYD) philosophy. While this program primarily targets HIV and STD risk prevention, the program serves all youth who engage in unsafe and risky behaviors. The program also maintains Youth Leaders who hold leadership/decision making positions on the program staff.