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Peer Education 

The Get Real Teen Council 

In 2013, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts launched its newest education program, the Get Real Teen Council (GRTC).


About the GRTC

What is the Get Real Teen Council Mission and Philosophy?

The GRTC empowers teenagers to educate their peers, families, and communities about human sexuality and healthy decision making and inspires teens to use their voices to advocate for just and positive sexual attitudes and policies.  The vision of the GRTC is to provide accurate, unbiased, and useful sexuality education; to end ignorance, promote acceptance, and improve communication between teens and the important people in their lives. 

What do Get Real Teen Council members do? 
  • These high school youth are trained by expert PPLM staff to facilitate workshops and trainings for their adolescent peers, health care professionals, and parents.
  • Offer accurate, unbiased information and resources about sexual health services to their peers, families and communities 
  • Publicly advocate for sexual health issues   
  • Train health care professionals to provide culturally competent care to adolescent patients and improve the overall delivery of sexual health to adolescent patients  
How does somebody join the Get Real Teen Council?

Students interested in joining the GRTC must be:

  • Entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade in September of the school year for which they are applying 
  • Interested in learning about/teaching others about sexual health topics and social justice issues
  • Able to demonstrate respect for diverse opinions, beliefs and values 
  • Able to balance school, GRTC and any other extra-curricular activities 
  • Able to commit to a 3-day retreat prior to the start of the school year and weekly meetings starting in September
  • Able to attend all weekly meetings 
  • Able to make at least a one-year commitment to the GRTC 

For more information about the Get Real Teen Council: 


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Apply to the GRTC! 

If you are interested in being a member of the GRTC please apply below! 

Interested in bringing the Get Real Teen Council to your school, youth program, or health care facility for a workshop or training?

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