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Planned Parenthood

Central and Western New York

Community Programs

PP_2nd_Shoot_1895s.jpgWe offer a variety of education programs and resources designed to suit the needs of every age group, including parents, educators and social service professionals who deal with sexuality and sexual health issues.

Community Education
Our education department offers lively, comprehensive programs on sexuality, sexual health and relationship issues customized to suit any age group. We also work in a variety of community settings, such as scout troops, churches, PTA forums, group homes and halfway houses, community centers and jails. And we provide workshops for parents on topics such as how to communicate more effectively with children about sex.

Each program is designed to engage participants in an interactive learning experience that supports your objectives. In addition to the workshops listed here, we can also create a customized sexuality series for your group.

  • Pre-School/Elementary
  • Middle School/Junior High
  • High School
  • College
  • Adults
  • Professional Training and Development

Our education department also provides professional training and development workshops for educators and social service professionals.

Please contact us for additional information, or to schedule a program.

For Teens!

In Control - In Control is our teen pregnancy prevention program in Rochester, empowering inner-city teens through educational, vocational and recreational projects and activities.

Teen Clinics - Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York offers teen walk-in times in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Our waiting rooms are transformed into teen spaces with peer-led sex education and health related games.

  • Buffalo Teen Clinic: 2697 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214 (Corner of Main Street and Amherst Street) from 4-7pm every Thursday
  • Niagara Falls Teen Clinic: 750 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (Haeberle Plaza) from 3-6pm every Wednesday

The Connection is our sex education, teen pregnancy prevention youth drop-in Center in Niagara Falls. At The Connection, youth can spend after-school hours doing homework, relaxing in a safe space or engaging in health and education-focused activities. For youth ages 11-19 years old. The Connection is open in the summer from 2-6pm, Monday through Friday. During the school year, The Connection is open from 2:30-6pm, Monday through Friday.

Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) are college students who help adolescents effectively access our clinical services at our Syracuse Health Center.

Peers Reaching Out (PROs) is our peer education group providing outreach and education throughout Niagara County. PROs also run our Teen Walk-In Hours in Niagara Falls, transforming our waiting rooms into teen spaces with peer-led sex education and health-related games.

The Teen "Reality" Theater (TRT) are teen actors and peer educators based in Buffalo who teach teens and adults about important life challenges through theater..

For Young Women - Planned Parenthood runs female-only groups called the Circle of Friends. These groups provide opportunities for young women to explore issues surrounding sex and relationships in a safe environment.

For Young Men - Planned Parenthood runs groups called Responsible Males in which young men have an opportunity to explore issues of manhood, sex, and relationships in a male-only environment.

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