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For Western Washington Teens

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest provides health services, education programs and information resources to teens about relationships, sexuality and sexual health. Teens can visit our health centers for confidential care including access to birth control and pregnancy and STD testing.

Read more about our other programs and services for teens at the links below:

  • Our community health educators and teen peer educators make presentations in school and community settings.
  • Youth considered at risk for teen pregnancy or STIs may live in an area served by our multi-year school-based intensive Youth Development programs.
  • For more information on these and other programs, email or call us at 206-328-7715.

Teen Councils
 

Want to be on Teen Council? Apply now!

TEEN COUNCIL VISION

Through the power of peer education, using accurate, unbiased sexuality education, Teen Council will end ignorance, promote tolerance, and improve communication between teens and the important people in their lives.

WHO WE ARE

Teen Council is made up of a diverse voluntary student group drawn from local schools. Members come to the group with different beliefs and viewpoints. No one is expected to already know about sexual health and prevention issues. We strive to create a Council that is strong and varied in its membership and works actively to build a group that is anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-homophobic.

There are Teen Councils in Washington in East King, Kitsap/West Sound, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston Counties.

In Alaska, we have a Teen Council in Juneau. In Idaho, we have a Teen Council in Hailey. 

WHAT TEEN COUNCIL MEMBERS DO

We create peer to peer dialog.

We educate as presenters on topics such as HIV/AIDS, harassment, healthy relationships, delaying sex, family communication, multi-cultural awareness, and more!

We act as resources by sharing sexual health information with friends and peers.

We participate in weekly meetings and trainings to increase knowledge and skills.

We are part of the solution, while connecting others to this important work.

TO BECOME A MEMBER OF TEEN COUNCIL

Applicants must be:

  • Interested in providing accurate sexual health information to their peers
  • Entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade (during their participation year) 
  • Able to attend an annual mandatory overnight retreat in late summer
  • Able to commit to weekly meetings and occasionally miss school for presentations (about one day/month)
  • Responsible for budgeting their time and keeping up with their academic work

 Teen Council Applications

Apply online here!
Applications must be completed by May 2nd. 

For more information about programs in your area, contact the Planned Parenthood Education Department by email. Please include your name, full address, phone number and the school you attend.

 

 


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