Young people are facing higher teen birth and STI rates than in previous years. We’re here to help your family navigate trustworthy reproductive health services to ensure your teens have the best care and the best future. Trust in emP.O.W.E.R.ed SC to provide your family with the tools and resources that can enhance their health.
Your teen can make a difference.
Opportunities for teens include:
Become A KINGS Mentee
Are you looking for ways to get your child involved in the community? This is the perfect opportunity for your family to make an impact that lasts. K.I.N.G.S is a multi- session education curriculum and mentoring program designed to prioritize the sexual and reproductive health education of Black high school and college-aged young men. Sign your child up today to make a difference for tomorrow!
Sign Up for Media Aware
The Problem: School- based sexual health education can be complicated. Give the youth you love the solution to sexual health education. Media Aware has self-paced lessons can cover information in less time, gives students’ the privacy they want to learn about sexual health, and utilizes media literacy education to teach sexual education.
You can make a difference!
Are you interested in talking to your young person about love, sex, and relationships? We have opportunities available to help you prepare for the conversation. Fill out the form below to learn ways to reach young in meaningful ways.
In your own words...
We polled parents in Richland and Orangeburg counties about the state of reproductive health.
Do you think the youth in your community are getting information on sex and reproductive health?
- “No, information comes from community-based organizations and schools, but there is still a lot of confusion among young people on how STI’s are transmitted.”
- “There has been a missed opportunity where we hold youth accountable, but don’t give them the proper information or consistently communicate it.”
- “ Young people get a lot of their sexual health information online from sources that may or may not be medically accurate or age-appropriate.”
What information do you think parents or caregivers should know about this issue?
- “Parents are gatekeepers, parents need to be educated first because they are decision-makers for healthcare for their children.”
- “It takes a village. But information is not available and accessible for everyone in the community. That has to change.”
What gaps do you see in current approaches?
- “Schools operate on “don’t ask don’t tell,” and you usually hear something once it's too late. Besides the health module on STIs/STDs, there are no preventative initiatives put in front of students.”
- “Making this issue not just about teenage girls, including teen boys, not making it all about teen moms or putting all of the work on girls, including information on consent and healthy relationships.”
You can make a difference!
Are you interested in talking to your young person about love, sex, and relationships? We have opportunities available to help you prepare for the conversation.
- Let's Talk Parties
- Media Aware Parents
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn ways to reach young in meaningful ways.