A team of Woodlake youth committed to increased access of reliable reproductive health education and services, as well as promoting civic participation of peers and family members.
Students meet weekly and are trained to become sexual health peer educators on campus, and receive exposure to lessons and concepts on reproductive health, civic responsibility, income inequality, and other social justice issues. ACT is committed to providing a safe environment for teens to thrive and become civically engaged, using teen pregnancy prevention and youth leadership development as the catalyst.
Good opportunity to meet other teens who want to make a difference in Woodlake, great community involvement and valuable recognition, looks great on college application, gain knowledge about reproductive health, develop public speaking skills, and gain access to future opportunities.
The primary objectives of the Peer Education Program are:
To increase knowledge of comprehensive sexual health to Woodlake teens and their parents;
To decrease unintended pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted infections rates in Woodlake;
To provide the tools for teens to understand the needs of their community and advocate on behalf of their peers and families;
To increase access to teen friendly clinics and pharmacies in Woodlake.