Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
The Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) Program’s Just Ask Me (JAM) Peer Educators hosted the “This or That: The Choice Is Yours!” event on May 7 at the Next Generation Center. The JAM Peer Educators are high school students who educate other youth about sexual reproductive health, life skills that help them navigate difficult decisions, healthy relationships and the reproductive health rights of adolescents in New York State. The event, held on the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, included discussions about teen pregnancy through a skit developed by the JAM Peers, interactive and informative games and table information highlighting the Health and Wellness Division’s teen clinic nights at the Bronx and Harlem centers. Many of the 57 attendees participated in the social media campaign started by the organization Bronx Knows to raise awareness about the lax regulation of enforcing the sexual health education mandate by the NYC Department of Education. This campaign can be found on Instagram by searching for hashtags #tellDOE and #enforcethemandate.
Written by Pascale Saintonge