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Spare Change

Peer Education & Teen Theatre Program

Spare Change is a program where teens teach their peers about the realities and responsibilities that come with their developing sexuality. Trained peer educators offer one-on-one support to other students. They teach in the schools about a wide range of topics that may include, but are not limited to:

  • abstinence
  • healthy relationships
  • sexual harassment
  • homophobia 
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • birth control
  • body image

The Spare Change Theater Troupe focuses on the same topics while writing and producing a show each school year.  Spare Change peer educators reached 1,391 youth at 25 schools in Humboldt County and 239 youth at 10 schools in Trinity County during the 2008-2009 school year.

Spare Change has been busy training, learning, and writing their scripts and lesson plans.  Their work will be reviewed extensively by medical professionals, parents, school faculty & staff, community members, and local service providers before making its way into the schools and community.  


To view videos of Spare Change, click here.

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