PPNC's award-winning peer education initiative, the Teen Advocate Project (TAP), helps teens make healthy and responsible choices.
Since its inception in 1984, TAP has helped promote healthy attitudes and behavior in over 150,000 teenagers. Our TAP teens reach out to their peers through activities including:
- Talking to their friends in the hallways at school
- Facilitating informational workshops and engaging dramatic presentations
- Answering questions from adolescents who may not feel comfortable asking questions of adults
- Conducting one-on-one street outreach at parks, beaches, malls and other teen hang-outs
Peer education is proven effective in helping young people incorporate messages about the realities and responsibilities that come with growing up. The TAP peer educators give their peers the honest, factual information they need about everything from the benefits of abstinence, to different methods of birth control, to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, to self-esteem and relationships.
The TAP teens are also passionate advocates for comprehensive sex education. They frequently host events and engage their peers in speaking out in support of this important issue.
For more information or to request a program, call (516) 750-2650 or email [email protected].