Empowering young people to make healthy decisions

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Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.

Since 2003, we have trained more than 7,500 college student volunteers to deliver effective health education to over 100,000 public high school students in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, DC.

Over the course of thirteen-workshops, teenagers learn essential health information and develop critical skill including reflection, decision-making, communication, advocacy, and accessing resources. Our curriculum maps to the national health and education standards and teaches teenagers the sexual health, mental health and substance use information they need to make informed choices. In each workshop, students take time to reflect on what matters most to them, think their choices and apply the skills to real-life health decisions.


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