Yes, PLEASE! (Purposeful Liberating Enjoyable Adolescent Sexuality Education) is a comprehensive and LGBTQ inclusive sexual health and wellness program. Within a fun and safe learning environment, young people are equipped with the knowledge, resources, and support necessary to explore their individual sexualities and maintain control over their sexual health. Yes, PLEASE! encourages the participation of young people who are eager for more information. At Mazzoni Center, we provide workshops on a variety of sexual health-related topics to support the inclusion of our LGBTQ youth in a classroom setting.
The activities included in the Yes, PLEASE! curriculum utilize a wide variety of local and national resources. By the end of the series, a majority of participants report that they feel they have control over their sexual health. Workshops in this curriculum have been employed successfully in Philadelphia schools since the program’s inception in 1999, formally known as “How to Love”. The updated sessions have been effectively tested with young people since January 2016. The contents of the curriculum are modified as needed to retain relevance but preserve accuracy.
- Gender & Sexuality
- Reproductive Anatomy
- Birth Control *Session features condom demonstration.
- Healthy Relationships
- Affirmative Consent
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Safer Sex
- Sex & Tech
- Resource Access *Series workshop only
- Modifiable for ages 13 to young adult
- 1-hour per session
- Can be offered as a series or requested individually
- Middle and high schools
- GSA/QSA groups
- After-school programs
- Summer camps
- Community-based organizations
- Health centers
To request a Yes, PLEASE! Workshop:
Quotes for workshops and programs are customized to fit the needs of each school and organization. Please complete the request form and a customized quote will be provided to you. Sliding-scale options are provided to non-profit organizations and public/charter schools.