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) 467-7336.
Youth Involvement Opportunities
Peer Health Ambassador Summer Enrichment (PHASE) program is for youth in Suffolk County. The program runs from July 11 to August 18 and meets Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area. The program offers personal development, sexual health education, art, yoga, planting, games, and more. For more information or to register visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RKF9KRN.
Through our Teen Information and Peer Services (TIPS) program, we train teens in Westchester, Rockland, and Suffolk counties to become expert peer educators.
TIPS is a virtual, 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 and hosting toy drives
- travel to Albany to talk to state officials about ways to support their communities
- receive community service hours for participation.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year later this fall.
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 (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