Just Us is a peer education program of Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region, dedicated to providing honest, comprehensive information about sexual health. JustUs educates and empowers teens age 15 to 18 to take ownership of their community and serve as knowledgeable leaders for their peers.
We are Advocates. We are Leaders. We are Agents of Change.
Teens have a right to honest, accurate information about sex and relationships. When they have and share accurate sexual health information and knowledge, they help not only themselves, but their friends, their siblings, and our community as a whole.
After the core training, JustUs leaders will enter a community of educated, engaged, motivated teens working to ensure that their peers have the information and resources to avoid STIs, HIV, and pregnancy. JustUs teens have unique opportunities to work at the local and national level on sexual and reproductive health issues.
JustUs includes training on:
- Comprehensive Sex Education
- Public Speaking and Leadership
- Public Policy
- Community Organizing
JustUs is designed for teens, but supports parents, too. Every parent who signs up a teen for JustUs gets access to an educator during the program to make sure they are prepared. The educator makes sure parents:
- Know what their teens are learning
- Are prepared for questions and comments teens may have
- Are supported in communicating their family values with their teens
To become a JustUs peer educator, teens must be between the ages of 15 and 18, must complete a training course, and must have a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian.
After completing training, JustUs peer educators meet weekly on Thursday evenings, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Planned Parenthood, 2430 Poplar Avenue.
JustUs is fun and FREE! But space is limited, so you must register by emailing JustUs@ppgmr.org, or calling (901)725-3016.