Youth Education Programs
PPHP's Education and Training Department offers comprehensive sex education programs for young people at your school, community-based organization, or agency. Our age-appropriate curricula utilizes public health education best practices and can be tailored to meet the needs of the young people you serve. Our staff of expert educators offer programs on:
- Safer Sex
- Healthy Relationships
- Decision Making
- Sex and Tech
- Sex and Gender
For more information to to schedule a program, please contact the Director of Education and Training at [email protected] or (914) 467-7302.
Youth Involvement Opportunities
The Peer Health Ambassador Summer Enrichment (PHASE) program is a 2020 virtual summer camp hosted by PPHP that works to educate young people about sexual and reproductive health as well as develop crucial life skills, all while having fun! Each camp day will consist of time to learn about different sexual health topics as well as partake in many different activities. PHASE participants will have the opportunity to receive college recommendations and job references through the relationships they will build with their PPHP Phase staff members.
PHASE is a free virtual camp open to ages 14 to 19 who are Suffolk County residents.
The PHASE program starts Tuesday, July 7 and meets every Tuesday and Thursday until August 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meetings will be held over Zoom and Google Classroom. All activity materials will be provided by PPHP.
Please complete our online application and a PPHP staff member will be reaching out to you with additional questions shortly!
For immediate questions, please contact Lareicha Hunter at [email protected]. Applications for the PHASE program close on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
Through our Teen Information and Peer Services (TIPS) program, we train teens in Westchester and Rockland counties to become expert peer educators.
TIPS is an after-school program that gives high school students the opportunity to become leaders in their community and experts on sexual and reproductive health. TIPSters will learn and teach about:
- Reproductive Justice
- Birth Control
- Safer Sex
- College Preparation
- Mental Health
- Social Issues Affecting Young People
Each fall, TIPSters are trained to be peer educators, which means they get to go into classrooms and teach their peers about critical topics. TIPSters also have a unique opportunity to participate in special events like attending college fairs, hosting toy drive, and traveling to Albany to talk to state officials about ways to support their communities. Plus, all TIPSters receive community service hours for participation.
To learn more about the TIPS program, contact the Director of Education and Training at [email protected] or (914) 467-7302.
Increasing Youth Access to Care
PPHP hosts regular youth Food and Game Nights at our five Suffolk County health centers. Once night each month, youth up to age 21 can come to our health centers without and appointment, participate in education activities, enjoy food and refreshments, and receive health services if they need them. PPHP also partners with Uber Health to offer rides to and from Food and Game Night at no cost to participants.
For more information about Food and Game Night, to coordinate attendance for your youth group, or to schedule an Uber Health ride, please contact our PREP Health Education Manager at [email protected] or (631) 240-1130.
You may be eligible to get free birth control, STI testing, exams, and more through New York State’s Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP). To find out more, call (800) 230-PLAN or email us at [email protected].
Online Resources for Youth