Planned Parenthood of New Mexico
Planned Parenthood of New Mexico’s Santa Fe Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Project is comprised of four programs to deliver comprehensive, medically accurate sexual health information to youth in Santa Fe. The first part of the project is a multi-session in-class curriculum delivered to Middle School and High School students. The second program, our Middle School Girls’ Groups, combines more intensive, year-long education with service learning opportunities for at-risk youth. Third, our Nuestros Cambios workshops promote communication between adults and children about the difficult changes that occur during adolescence. Finally, in order to transform the discourse around sexual health, PPNM created a peer education program that trains motivated teens to be resources of responsible sexual health information for their peers. The goal of this programming is to empower youth to avoid teen pregnancy by increasing the number of adolescents and adults that have access to accurate sexual health information and providing more channels for youth to be involved with their families and community.
Year(s) Awarded: 2012, 2013
Related Nexus Stories: