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In order to build strong and healthy communities throughout the Central Coast, bilingual community health educators deliver professional trainings and sex education in English and Spanish to adults, teens, and families.

Read below to see an overview of our work.

For more information, contact [email protected].

To request programming from our Education Team, fill out this form

Programming

The education department served 52% of program participants via Planned Parenthood 101 programming (short-term programming for adults and youth), 26% through Multisession Youth Programming, and 22% through Promotorxs (adult peer education).

Where do we teach?

Most participants come from CBOs and Public/Charter Schools (from 2016-present).

Participants

Of those served, 50% identified as Latinx, 26% were Unknown 15% identified as White, 4% identified as Multi-Racial, 2%  identified as Asian, 2% identified as Black, and less than 1% identified with the Other category or as Indigenous.

Note: We do not have race or ethnicity data for the 2020-2021 fiscal year due to data collection limitations in a virtual environment. However, demographics should be roughly the same as in the previous year. 

 

From 2016-present, PPCCC has served a variety of ages.

 

Of those served, 32% were high school aged youth (ages 15-17), 30% were middle school aged youth (ages 12-14), 22% were adults (ages 25-60), 13% were young adults (ages 18-24), 4% were of unknown age, and less than 1% were adults over the age of 60. Overall, PPCCC saw a 17% increase in middle school aged youth served compared to the previous fiscal year.

Note: We do not have new age data for the 2020-2021 fiscal year due to data collection limitations in a virtual environment. However, demographics should be roughly the same as in the previous year. 

Language and Interpretation

From 2016-present, of youth served who did not speak English, most spoke Spanish.

 

From 2016-present, of sessions presented that were not in English, half were in Spanish (by PPCCC) and half were delivered in Mixteco (with interpretation).

Multisession Programming

100% of  community partners selected that they would partner with PPCCC again to provide Multisession Youth Programming and 100% would recommend this program to other community organizations.

Feedback from participants:

  • "The most important thing that I learned in this program were identifying a healthy and unhealthy relationship, the importance of practicing safe sex, and knowing what resources are available for me.”
  • “That it is okay to say no and not to feel pressure to do anything you're not comfortable doing.”
  • “I learnt more about gender identity and sexuality, and how people express themselves.“
  • "The things I will change is how much tolerance of abuse I have in my relationships.”

Planned Parenthood 101

When asked, "What are the most important things you learned during this program,” answers mentioned:

  • “I need to respect, appreciate, and listen to my body and do what I am comfortable with. I need to actively communicate my needs with my partner and let them know what I consent to. Taking birth control, STI prevention methods, and having sex are all my decisions, and only my decisions.”
  •  “The most common symptom is that there are no symptoms! Testing recommended every 3 months if you have multiple partners, and every year if you're in a monogamous relationship. SO many resources available. Family PACT!”
  • “I learned that you shouldn’t be ashamed to go get (STI) tested. “

When asked, “What are the most important things you will change because of this program,” answers mentioned:

  • “I'm gonna respect myself more.”
  • “I will make sure I ask for consent a lot in every day life.”
  • “One important thing I will change or takeaway because of this program is being able to support my friends better, and share this information with them.”
  • “I will try to be more cautious in the future and I will remind myself to consider the risks if I ever decide to have sex in the far future. “
  • “Using the term "Guys" and trying harder to adapt gender neutral terms like "Y'all" and "everybody" “

Promotorx

In FY 2020-2021, PPCCC’s team of 10 Promotorxs received 56 hours of training over 28 training sessions and provided about 25 hours of sex ed programming (and 75 hours of preparation)  to 299 individuals (ages 9-67) over  25 sessions.

Evaluation survey results included:

  • 100% of participants reported that Promotorxs answered questions in a helpful way.
  • 100% reported that they were satisfied with the education session.

Because of the education received at the Cafecito:

  • 98% reported having a better understanding of the services Planned Parenthood offers.
  • 98% reported having a better understanding of how to prevent STIs.
  • 99% of participants reported that they were likely to tell others about Planned Parenthood services.
  • 98% of participants reported that they were likely to talk to their partner(s) about sexuality.
  • 98% of participants reported that they were likely to go to a health center for sexual and reproductive health services (condoms, STI testing, birth control, etc.) when needed.