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Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education That Works

Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education That Works is a comprehensive evidence based sexual health education curriculum designed for middle and high school aged youth. It is available as a curriculum package that includes teacher training and support as well as family activities. Get Real emphasizes social and emotional skills as a key component of healthy relationships and responsible decision making. As with all of PPGC youth education, the information provided is medically accurate, age-appropriate and is shown to:

  • Delay sex among middle school students who received Get Real
  • Empower parents to be the primary sexuality educators of their children and help their kids delay sex
  • Reinforce family communication and improve communication skills for healthy relationships

Sisters Saving Sisters

Sisters Saving Sisters is a comprehensive evidence based sexual health education curriculum designed for high school aged females of color. Sisters Saving Sisters brings to focus the disparity of HIV/STIs rates among the Latina and African American female adolescent populations. This curriculum acknowledges that abstinence is the most effective way to eliminate these risks. The culturally and gender-sensitive video clips; games; brainstorming; role-playing; skill-building exercises and small-group discussions are designed to build group cohesion and enhance the learning experience. The program’s goal is to reduce unprotected sexual intercourse, the number of sexual partners, and the incidence of sexually transmitted infections.

Following completion of the education curriculum, the youth are inducted into Sisters Saving Sisters Network and a member the Sisters’ Circle of Strength. The Sisters’ Circle of Strength is a Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast signature component. Members participate in a mentorship program led by trained health educators and are invited to out-of-classroom learning experiences and personal development opportunities. The extracurricular events allow for additional learning as well as bonding and friendship development.