PPNC's award-winning initiative, the Teen Advocate Project (TAP), works with incredible local teens to empower and educate.
Since its inception in 1984, TAP has helped promote healthy attitudes and behavior in hundreds of thousands of local teens. Each year, our peer health educators, known as 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 and social media outreach
Peer education is proven effective in helping young people understand their health, their choices and make informed decisions. The TAP peer educators (TAP teens) 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 about our TAP program, call (516) 750-2650 or email [email protected]