School-based Programming

School-based Programming includes classroom presentations on healthy relationships, gender, HIV and STIs, safer sex, and communication. The Y-HEP sexual health curriculum emphasizes content that is sex-positive and inclusive of all sexual identities. Y-HEP’s School Board-approved curriculum is ideal for high school students and can be done as single or multi-session classroom presentations.

Y-HEP offers the following five workshop topics, designed for high school aged participants, which last approximately one hour. The Y-HEP curriculum is sex-positive, activity and discussion based, embracing of all identities and medically accurate.


Who is to say that “boys will be boys” and “girls will be girls”? Who is to say that their only options are boy or girl? This workshop will examine and question the binary to gender roles and social norms that promote sexism, irrational sexual decision making.


Do you feel uncomfortable when you hear a student say “that’s so gay”? Do you have difficulty getting them to understand that it is offensive? This interactive workshop will tackle myths and facts around LGBTQ people and provide information that will help break down the stereotypes that lead to homophobia and transphobia. Students will work on interactive activities that focus on stopping bullying and learning acceptance.

Healthy Relationships

Can you honestly say that young people know the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship?  Yes or no, this workshop will make sure your students do understand the difference.  In this workshop qualities of healthy and unhealthy relationships are dissected, and elements of healthy relationships are emphasized and reflected on through activities. 

Condom Negotiation

For young people, having condoms, knowing how to put on a condom correctly, and effectively communicating to your partner that you want to use condoms are not the same things.  This interactive workshop will not only review 13 fool proof steps how to use a condom properly, but also provide the students with the communication skills and the practice of negotiating condom use through role plays.


Many young people may refer to someone getting burnt, however how often do you actually know what that means? This workshop will provide an introduction to sexual transmitted infections, while also allow a safe space for them to ask questions about sexual health.  The students will also walk away with knowledge of various protective methods, such as male and female condoms, dental dams, and gloves.  We will be doing this workshop in a serious of two: 1.Bacterial STI’s (Chlamydia , gonorrhea, syphilis) Parasites (Trich, Public Lice, Scabies) 2. Viral STI’s (Herpes, HPV, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B/C

For more information or to schedule workshop, please contact Don Russell, Program Director,