Planned Parenthood

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Programs for Youth

304-New.jpgCheck out our programs in Bemidji, Duluth, Rochester, and the Twin Cities. Get connected with what you need to stay healthy and make a difference in your community!

Bemidji:

Native Stand
Influence your community in a positive way by becoming a peer educator on reproductive health topics with a special focus on HIV prevention.  For ages 13-19.

Taking SHAPE (Sexual Health And Prevention Education)
American Indian women and girls get the basics on reproductive health in a series of education sessions.

Duluth:

Native Stand
Influence your community in a positive way by becoming a peer educator on reproductive health topics with a special focus on HIV prevention.  For ages 13-19.

ROTO (Reach One Teach One) 
Learn all about reproductive health and sexuality - then make a difference by teaching others. For ages 13-18.

Taking SHAPE (Sexual Health And Prevention Education)
American Indian women and girls get the basics on reproductive health in a series of education sessions.

Teen Council
Educate your peers, serve your community, and stand up for important issues. Must be in 10th-12th grade.

We also have a Teen Resource Center at our Duluth location.  Find the TRC page on Facebook!

Rochester:

ROTO (Reach One Teach One)
Learn all about reproductive health and sexuality - then make a difference by teaching others. For ages 13-18.

Teen Council 
Educate your peers, serve your community, and stand up for important issues. Must be in 10th–12th grade.

Youth Power 
Learn about making healthy choices while making a difference in your community. For African youth, ages 13-17.

Twin Cities:

Hmong STAR (Students Teaching About Responsibility)
Focus on learning about reproductive health and becoming a peer educator in the context of both traditional Hmong and "mainstream" American culture.  For ages 13-17.

¡Que Onda! (What’s Up!)
Connect with other Latino teens about issues that matter to you. For ages 14-18. Program provided in Spanish and English.

ROTO (Reach One Teach One)
Learn all about reproductive health and sexuality - then make a difference by teaching others. For ages 13-18.

Teen Council 
Educate your peers, serve your community, and stand up for important issues. Must be in 10th–12th grade.

Youth Power
Learn about making healthy choices while making a difference in your community. For African youth, ages 13-17.

For Parents:

Get answers to your questions about our programs for young people.

All Other Locations:

Volunteer
Join our team, meet cool people, and make a difference.

Join our Activist Network 
Find out how you can stand up for freedom, truth, and affordable health care.

A word about Youth Development:

Gisela Konopka, a strong advocate for the health and well-being of young people, articulated what youth need during adolescence.Youth need to:

  • Participate as citizens, as members of a household, as workers, as responsible members of society
  • Gain experience in decision making
  • Interact with peers, and acquire a sense of belonging
  • Reflect on self, in relation to others and discover self by looking outward as well as inward
  • Discuss conflicting values and formulate one's own value system
  • Experiment with one's own identity, with relationships to other people, with ideas - try out various roles without having to commit oneself irrevocably
  • Develop a feeling of accountability in the context of a relationship among equals
  • Cultivate a capacity to enjoy life

All of Planned Parenthood’s youth programs provide opportunities for young people to meet each of these needs. 

For more on Gisela Konopka and the Konopka Institute, visit www.konopka.umn.edu

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Programs for Youth