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Health Connected

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine
  • Women

Location

PO Box 51984East Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Health Connected's mission is to equip young people with information, skills, and support to make thoughtful choices about their relationships and sexual health throughout their lives.

Description

Health Connected is a Bay Area 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on creating a community-wide commitment to adolescent sexual health.

We accomplish this through the following programs:

Youth Services - in-school puberty and sexuality education for students ages 10-19


Parent Services - interactive workshops for parents of adolescents and pre-adolescents on parent-child communication surrounding sexuality, sexual health, and relationships


Training & Technical Assistance - training and technical assistance for education professionals

Local, state, and federal agencies do not provide earmarked funding for sexual health education, meaning schools aren’t necessarily providing adequate -- or any -- sex ed programming. Over the last 25 years, Health Connected’s in-school comprehensive sexuality education programs have filled this gap, serving over 500,000 youth in 125 school districts across California.

Sex ed starts here. Through our direct service programs for students and parents, technical assistance for education professionals, and curriculum development, we’re turning "the talk" into an ongoing conversation and building a modern model of sex education.

Reviews

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by Jessica B. from Redwood City, CA (March 9, 2010)
I used to work as a Health Educator for Teen Talk Sexuality Education (Formerly the Teen Pregnancy Coalition of San Mateo County) and now I'm a volunteer Board Member. It's a great organization - small, but very committed to comprehensive sexuality education. The Teen Talk curricula that is taught in middle and high schools around San Mateo County is the best comprehensive sexuality education curriculum I've ever seen, and I've been in this field since 1992. I'd strongly recommend them as a great place to volunteer!

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