Youth Education Services
Peer Education Program (10-hour weekend training, supplemented with monthly meetings)
This semester-long training program trains teens (ages 15 to 19) to become a positive influence on their high school campuses and leaders in the ongoing efforts to prevent unwanted pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Peer Educators perform service projects on campus and in the community, and meet monthly with state-certified health educators in Orange and San Bernardino counties (including Victorville) to learn about healthy relationships, teen violence, body image, and sexuality, reproductive health, and more. Select Peer Educators have the opportunity to attend the annual Peer Leadership Summit (hosted by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, funding permitting) and participate in other local activities.
Young Women's Health Conference
This a highly anticipated annual education event, which provides hundreds of high school-aged young women and young men in Orange and San Bernardino counties with workshops, speakers, and activities that help them get healthy and stay healthy. Topics include pregnancy prevention, body image and nutrition, and healthy relationships.
Teen Life Skills (Four hours)*
This program equips teens with the knowledge, understanding, and behavioral skills necessary to make responsible decisions about their health and relationships. State-certified health educators discuss gender roles, the importance of setting goals, skills for success, birth control methods, and sexually transmitted infections.
*The four-hour curriculum can be implemented in classrooms, group homes, or at any youth-serving agency, and can be completed in one day or offered in multiple sessions. Available in San Bernardino County only.
Be Proud! Be Responsible! (Six hours)*
This interactive program is an evidence-based program for youth ages 12 to 19 that has been approved and evaluated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, to help avert teen pregnancy and STI rates. “Be Proud! Be Responsible!” is a six-session series that provides middle and high school-aged youth with honest, accurate, and age-appropriate sexual health information that:
- Teaches about HIV, STDs, and pregnancy prevention strategies
- Addresses behavioral attitudes
- Builds negotiation and problem-solving skills
- Encourages self-efficacy in adolescents and a desire to delay sexual activity
*Available in Victorville and San Bernardino County only.
Customized topics and presentations (60 – 90 minutes each)
Planned Parenthood offers a variety of interactive, culturally appropriate sessions that encourage young people to make informed decisions about their health. These sessions are offered in classrooms or in community settings, and include sessions on Puberty, Birth Control Methods, Healthy Relationships, Bullying, Safe Social Media, and more.
See the full list of topics or contact us to discuss a custom presentation for your group.
For more information or to find out about the next Peer Educator or Life Skills training, please contact us at Talk@pposbc.org or 714.633.6373, ext. 334.
For more information on any of our programs, please contact us at Education@pposbc.org.