With this initiative, PPNNE fulfills a commitment to provide educational programs that effectively engage youth and enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality. In a recent survey conducted by PPNNE, 91% of Vermont students reported that they talked about relationships, dating and/or sex and sexuality with their friends on a regular basis.
"The Peer Education Program that Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will implement at Burlington High School will be an important resource that all students can access. By providing teens with accurate reproductive and sexual health knowledge, they will be able to share this vital information with friends and classmates, making for a much safer and better informed community. I am proud to be part of this initiative," said Erin Kranichfeld, Burlington School Board Commissioner, Ward 2 and program Advisory Committee Member.