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Project STIQ

Supporting Teens in Queens through comprehensive sexual and reproductive health programming for youth, families, and professionals within Queens Community District 3.

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Upcoming Programming

Youth

Be Proud! Be Responsible! Workshops

The Be Proud! Be Responsible! program (BPBR) gives teens the information, skills, and confidence to reduce their risk of HIV. It empowers young people to change their behaviors and lower their risks by abstaining from sex or by using barriers if they choose to have sex. BPBR uses interactive activities such as videos, games, roleplaying, skill building, and small group discussions to engage youth and make learning fun. 

  • Monday, May 2, 2022

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022

Project AIM Workshops

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The Project AIM program strives to get youth excited about their futures and motivates youth to reduce risky behavior. It helps youth to identify their goals for a future successful adulthood and encourages youth to consider how their own behaviors might promote or impede the development of their future self-identities. Project AIM encourages discussions about life goals and risks as barriers to achieving these goals. 

Parents and Caring Adults

Talking to Your Children About the Facts of Life
Tuesday, June 21, 7 - 8 p.m.

This workshop is designed to help parents talk with their children about sexuality. We will introduce parents to this sensitive topic and show them how to answer tough questions and use everyday opportunities to start conversations about sexuality.

Cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre la realidad de la vida
Miércoles, 22 de junio, 7 - 8 p.m.

Este taller cuyo objetivo es ayudar a los padres a hablar con sus hijos sobre la sexualidad. Este taller introduce este tema delicado y enseña cómo contestar preguntas difíciles, y cómo usar las oportunidades que se presentan a diario para empezar una conversación sobre la sexualidad.

Professionals

We offer free training on sexual and reproductive health topics for organizations that provide services in Queens Community District 3. If your organization would be interested in scheduling an online training for a group of staff, please let us know.

Our trainings can provide continuing education contact hours for NYS licensed social workers, Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and CTLE for NYS teachers and school leaders.

We offer trainings on these topics:

  • Introduction to Sexuality and Speaking with Confidence
  • Knowledge is Power: Birth Control and Safer Sex Options
  • Sexual Development through the Lifespan
  • Creating LGBTQ+ Affirming Spaces
  • No More Shame: Undoing Stigma and Supporting Access to Care

SAVE THE DATE: We are planning a training series for providers who work in Queens Community District 3. This is a great opportunity for individual staff to join to be prepared for conversations about sexuality that may come up in their work!

Introduction to Sexuality + Sexual Health Series

Tuesdays and Thursdays,
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Free

August 2, 2022 - August 11, 2022

Registration details coming soon.

Project STIQ Vision

Project STIQ partners with schools and community-based organizations in North Corona, East Elmhurst, and Jackson Heights to deliver programming for youth, families, and professionals within Queens Community District 3.

Project STIQ utilizes evidence-based programs to provide youth ages 11-17 with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed, independent, and responsible choices so they can live healthy and safe lives.

Our Programs

Our sexuality educators deliver free, evidence-based programming for middle- and high school-aged youth that promotes healthy behaviors, fosters decision-making skills, and offers age-appropriate sexual reproductive health information. Project STIQ also offers workshops for parents, caring adults, and community stakeholders who want to learn more about communicating effectively with young people about their sexual and reproductive health.

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Youth Advisory Board

Our Youth Advisory Board is comprised of teens aged 13-17 living or going to school in Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, and North Corona. They provide valuable insight on programming, community trends, and youth engagement.

During their year-long membership on the board, YAB members gain leadership skills, training in sexual and reproductive health, and experience advocating for reproductive rights and social justice issues impacting their communities. Also, for their participation, youth advisory board members will receive a $50 stipend per session.

Are you a parent or caring adult who wants to learn more about talking with teens about their sexual reproductive health?  

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This publication was made possible by Grant Number TP1AH000226 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Population Affairs.