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Be Proud! Be Responsible!

Planned Parenthood Keystone’s Education & Training Department is proud to offer the evidence-based program, Be Proud! Be Responsible!, a multi-session curriculum that provides adolescents with the knowledge, motivation, and skills necessary to change their behaviors in ways that will reduce their risk of contracting HIV. Although Be Proud! Be Responsible! is not specifically pregnancy prevention oriented, many of the communication and condom skills taught will also help participants avoid unintended pregnancy and other STDs. This multimedia curriculum has been evaluated and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a “Program That Works.”

Upon completion of this program, youth will:

  • Increase their knowledge about HIV, AIDS, and risk behaviors.
  • Believe in the value of safer sex and abstinence.
  • Have confidence in their ability to negotiate safer sex and to use condoms correctly.
  • Be able to use condoms and negotiate sexual situations.
  • Intend to practice safer sex.
  • Reduce sexual risk behaviors.
  • Take pride in and responsibility for choosing responsible sexual behaviors.

Planned Parenthood Keystone delivers Be Proud! Be Responsible! with two hours of additional content focused on anatomy, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, and accessing sexual health services.

You can find more details on the program here
You may download a printable information sheet here.

Planned Parenthood Keystone receives grant funding to provide Be Proud! Be Responsible! in a variety of settings in Bucks, Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Northampton, and York Counties. We are available to partner on this initiative with schools, community-based organizations, and other agencies that serve youth ages 11 - 18. Participating sites will receive programming delivered by a trained community health educator free of charge. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at education@planitpa.org.

Be Proud! Be Responsible! is brought to you by the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.