Reach One Teach One North Dakota (ROTO ND)

What is Reach One Teach One?

Reach One Teach One is all about health, community, and responsibility. It is a peer education program in partnership with North Dakota State University that gives young people an opportunity to learn about real-life issues related to sexuality and then share their knowledge with others. Content of the lesson plans, taught by Planned Parenthood educators, is always comprehensive, medically accurate, and age-appropriate. Reach One Teach One brings resources together to engage young people in an educational program that is ultimately about helping to ensure that their future is bright.

Can I participate?

Participants are ages 14-19. No prior knowledge is needed. Parental permission required if you are under 18.

What will I do in Reach One Teach One?

Learn a lot, meet new friends, and participate in fun games and activities. You’ll get approximately 30 hours of in-depth training over the course of 12 weeks. This is usually about one session per week. A variety of topics are covered, including:

  • Communication Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Abstinence
  • Anatomy 
  • Birth Control
  • Responsible Decision-making
  • Sexual Violence
  • STIs and HIV/AIDS

After you’ve received training on these topics you will talk with people in your community about what you have learned.

Why should I join?

Reach One Teach One is a great experience and a lot of fun. Plus, every session you can turn in a contact (a 15 minute or longer educational conversation with someone you know about what you’ve learned in the program) that will earn you a fabulous prize. If you have completed 20-30 contacts by the end of the program, you will earn an electronic tablet that you can use as you continue peer educating.

Okay, how can I join Reach One Teach One?

Call 701-526-0725 or text 701-388-7369 or email [email protected].

Other good-to-know info:

  • Snacks and fabulous prizes will be available at each session.
  • We can help you with transportation or reimburse bus fare.

Partial funding for the North Dakota program is from the Department of Health and Human Services Competitive Personal Responsibility Education Program Grant #90AK0058-01-00 (Randall/Secor-Turner, PIs)