EDUCATION & OUTREACH
BVWHC's Education & Outreach program supports youth in their efforts to stay healthy and make responsible sexual decisions. Through outreach events, classroom presentations, peer education and online social networking, our health educators reach thousands of youth each year. Here’s a snapshot of our programs for youth and their adult allies:
Community Health Education
Our Community Health Education program provides youth with medically-accurate, comprehensive sexuality education and access to services. We provide classroom presentations for students in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts, as well as support and resources for teachers, parents and guardians, and youth-serving agencies.
The SHAPE (Sexual Health Awareness & Peer Education) program is group of high school peer educators who receive medically-accurate information and training about STI/STDs, birth control, and healthy relationships. These students, in turn, teach their peers through presentations, outreach events, and one-to-one interactions. Check out the Teen Clinic website to learn more about becoming a SHAPE member or an adult mentor.
In addition to our comprehensive Teen Clinic website where teens can get medically-accurate sexual health information, we were also the first in Colorado to have an anonymous sexual health text message line so youth can ask questions 24/7 and get answers from our trained experts.
BVWHC's education team offers presentations on a variety of sexual and reproductive health topics to parents and other community members. We are happy to tailor our presentations to individual or group needs. We often present to parents on how to effectively talk to their teens about sex, and have met with various Latinx and other local groups to discuss cultural considerations in reproductive health access.
Women’s Health maintains a visible presence in the community so that those who need us know about us. Our staff, volunteers and Board members table at health fairs, college campuses, and community events throughout Boulder County, with a special focus on reaching underserved populations, such as low-income/uninsured people, and the Latinx* and LGBTQ+ communities. We also do outreach to other nonprofits and social service agencies whose clients might benefit by knowing about our services.
All of our educational services are free of charge. For more information on our educational programs for teens and their adult allies, visit our Teen Clinic website or contact our Director of Education & Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-440-9320 x 127.