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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
  • Contraception
  • Consent
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Decision Making
  • Media Literacy
  • Sex, Tech, and Media 
  • Puberty
  • Sex and Gender

For more information to schedule a youth education program, please contact the Director of Education and Training at [email protected] or (914) 467-7336.

Youth Involvement Opportunities

PHASE Summer Camp

Peer Health Ambassador Summer Enrichment (PHASE) program is for youth in Suffolk County. The program runs from July to August and meets twice a week in the evenings. The program offers personal development, sexual health education, art, yoga, planting, games, and more. For more information, please contact our PREP Health Education Manager, Em Moratti at [email protected] or call (631) 240-1130.

Through our Teen Information and Peer Services (TIPS) program, we work with teens in Westchester, Rockland, and Suffolk counties to become peer sex 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
  • Consent
  • Advocacy
  • College Preparation
  • Mental Health
  • Social Issues Affecting Young People

Each fall, TIPS participants 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 community events such as donation drives, career and college fairs, and outreach events
  • travel to Albany to talk to state officials about ways to support their communities
  • 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) 467-7336.

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 call (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


Resources for Middle School Students

Am I pregnant?
A blog written to help you figure out if you might be pregnant.

Emergency Contraception
A quiz to help you decide if you want to use emergency contraception.

Birth Control
A tool to help you understand what birth control options may work well for you.

Did You Miss Your Pill, Patch, or Ring?
A quiz to help you understand what steps you may want to take if you miss your pill, patch, or ring.

Should I get tested?
A video to help you understand if you are at risk for an STI and help you decide if you should get tested for STIs.

An online chat tool that allows you to ask Planned Parenthood educators any questions you may have.

A phone/text-based resource that allows you to anonymously ask a bot any questions you may have.

An online text-based chat tool for LGBTQ youth. Chat topics, dates, and times are pre-set and chats are moderated by a facilitator.

Tea Consent
An animated video about consent that compares having sex with someone to making someone tea.

An online game about consent. The game challenges you to follow directions and only take the next steps when your partner is ready.

Advocates for Youth
A website that provides sexual health resources for advocates and educators.

Love is Respect
A website that provides information about healthy and unhealthy relationships. The organization also provides support and advocacy to people who are in unhealthy relationships or know someone who is in an unhealthy relationship.

A website made to provide young adolescents with medically accurate and honest sex education. AMAZE has videos about a variety of topics including puberty, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project in an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. The website offers a phone hotline, instant messaging service, and text service for LGBTQ young people who are in crisis and want to speak with a counselor.


Resources for High School Students and Older

How to Talk About Having Safer Sex
A video that shows how to talk with your partner about using condoms.

How to Talk About STI Testing
A video that shows how to talk with your partner about getting tested for STIs.

How to Tell Someone You Have an STI
A video that shows how to talk with your partner about having a STI.

How Do You Know if Someone Wants to Have Sex with You?
A video about consent that describes what it is and how to ask for consent.

When You Know They’re Into It
A video about consent and how a partner might act if they’re into whatever sexual behaviors are happening.

When They’re Kinda Into It
A video about consent that shows how to ask for consent and how a partner might act if they’re not sure if they are into what is happening.  

When They’re Just Not Into It
A video that shows how to ask for consent and how a partner might act if they are not into what is happening.

Cool Not Cool
A game about healthy relationships that challenges you to decide if someone’s actions in a relationship are “cool” or “not cool”

Bedsider is a website offering contraception/birth control support. The website has details about the different methods, options for where to get birth control, and articles related to birth control and sexual health.

The Centers for Disease Control is the United States of America’s health protection agency. Their website provides information about many different health topics. The CDC has comprehensive and medically accurate information about reproductive and sexual health.

Guttmacher Institute
The Guttmacher Institute is an organization that conducts research about sexual and reproductive health. The website provides information about policy and laws that impact people’s reproductive health.

WHO (World Health Organization)
The World Health Organization is a collaboration among 150 member states. WHO aims to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere. The WHO website provides comprehensive reproductive and sexual health information.

GLSEN is an organization focused on creating inclusive schools for LGBTQ young people. Their website provides tools for young people to bring LGBTQ inclusive activism to their schools.


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