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Students in our program for Grade 9 practice healthy communication skills. Photo credit: Gina Wells
A high school student taking part in our in-class condom demonstration. Photo credit: Gina Wells

Youth Services for Grades 9 & 10


We want youth to feel confident and prepared throughout adolescence. Critical to realizing this, is providing young people grounding knowledge of sexual health topics and opportunities to hone their communication skills as they mature.

Our in-school Youth Services Program for Grades 9 & 10 is designed to educate 14-16 year olds about sexual development and empower youth to make informed decisions about their bodies and lives. Health Connected's highly trained educators deliver this school-based 8 to 10-hour Teen Talk High School Curriculum in either English or Spanish, typically over a 2-week period. Our educators use group work, question-and-answer sessions, role-plays, and other interactive teaching techniques to cover a variety of age-appropriate topics, including:

  • Clarifying students' Values

  • Parent/Guardian Communication

  • Reproductive Health Clinic Services

  • Reproductive Anatomy

  • Abstinence/not Having Sex

  • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections, including HIV/AIDS

  • Contraceptive Options

  • CA Legal Pregnancy Options

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Sexual Safety & Consent

  • Decision-Making & Dealing with Pressure

  • Partner Communication Skills

  • Media Literacy 

  • Planning for the Future & Goal Setting

One of the key aspects of our Youth Services Program for Grades 9 & 10 is the program's focus on helping youth to articulate their values, build communication skills, and open up dialogue with the trusted adults in their lives. The program emphasizes parents and trusted adults as invaluable resources youth can turn to for a lifetime.


As with all of Health Connected's youth services, this program is medically accurate, bias-free,  and is aligned with the California Healthy Youth Act.


Bring our Youth Services Program for Grades 9 & 10 to your school.


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