Thanks to your generosity here in Summit County, PPAU is helping develop the next generation of reproductive health leaders through the Teen Council program.
In 2021, our Teen Council members presented at the Teen Health Summit hosted by the Health Department (70+ participants), PEI Teen Council National Conference, and the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Day at Peace House. They also presented to the Heber City Council about microaggressions (20+ participants) and cofacilitated with our Education Manager for the UCASA Annual Sexual Violence Conference.
Our teens also taught STIs and Birth Control to Promotoras at Comunidades Unidas (in Spanish), parent classes and middle school classes at Park City Day School, and to Park City Winter Sports School. They also taught virtually to three cohorts through a partnership with Youthworks, in addition to teaching a Food Justice class to EATS Park City.
Through the Teen Council program, teens are trained as peer educators to talk to their fellow students and friends about accurate reproductive and sexual health information. This evidence-based, peer-led, sex education program is currently celebrating its eleven-year anniversary in the state of Utah. Since 2009, we have trained 91 youth in Summit County in comprehensive sex education, leadership, and advocacy.
LiFT is a 6-hour program, available in English & Spanish, that brings 9-12th grade teens and their parenting adult together. They are empowered to share family values, build the family bond, and talk about the tough stuff – sexual health and healthy relationships.