HEALTHY COMMUNITIES BEGIN WITH HEALTHY YOUNG PEOPLE.
HiTops focuses its experience and expertise on addressing sexual risk behaviors and violence among youth. HiTops delivers education, training and support to reduce health risks, promote healthy relationships and build supportive, inclusive environments. HiTops values prevention as a cost effective strategy that also engages youth in their own healthcare.
HiTops teaches an age-appropriate, medically accurate sexual health education to reduce rates of HIV, STIs and unplanned pregnancies. Comprehensive sexuality education teaches risk avoidance through abstinence and provides risk reduction strategies to individuals who are sexually active to help them reduce their risks of infections or pregnancy.
Age Groups and Topics:
- Ages 10-14: Hygiene, Puberty
- Ages 13-18: Postponing Sexual Involvement, Pregnancy Prevention, HIV/AIDS, STIs
- Ages 15-18: Birth Control, Reproductive Health, Sexual Decision Making
These programs were developed to align with NJ Department of education’s Core Curriculum Content Standards for Health Education.