Prevention Education

Education promoting healthy sexual behavior and reducing teen pregnancy.

The Prevention Education Program was developed to empower youth and young adults to change their behavior in ways that will reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, other STI’s and risk for pregnancy. The Prevention Education Program utilizes evidence-based curriculum and combines motivational, educational, and skills building elements to instruct and promote healthy sexual behavior.  The program offers the Making Proud Choices! curriculum in several Milwaukee Public Schools and the Street Smart curriculum in Pathfinders’ Drop-In Center.

“On the last day of the Making Proud Choices Program, an 8th grade student from Longfellow Middle School, stayed afterwards to talk to me individually.  She really wanted to thank me and said that she had heard so much wrong information from her peers.  Like she didn’t know she could get pregnant the first time she had sex.  She didn’t know anything about STD/STI information.  She felt that the program really helped her because when she tried to talk to her Mother about what she was learning, the mother shut down the conversation and told her just don’t have sex.  She really wanted to thank me for giving her the accurate information.  She is more confident about making the right choices for her future.”
-Sherri, Pathfinders staff member
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The Prevention Education Program was developed to empower youth and young adults to change their behavior in ways that will reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, other STI’s and risk for pregnancy. The Prevention Education Program utilizes evidence-based curriculum and combines motivational, educational, and skills building elements to instruct and promote healthy sexual behavior.  The program offers the Making Proud Choices! curriculum in several Milwaukee Public Schools and the Street Smart curriculum in Pathfinders’ Drop-In Center.

“On the last day of the Making Proud Choices Program, an 8th grade student from Longfellow Middle School, stayed afterwards to talk to me individually.  She really wanted to thank me and said that she had heard so much wrong information from her peers.  Like she didn’t know she could get pregnant the first time she had sex.  She didn’t know anything about STD/STI information.  She felt that the program really helped her because when she tried to talk to her Mother about what she was learning, the mother shut down the conversation and told her just don’t have sex.  She really wanted to thank me for giving her the accurate information.  She is more confident about making the right choices for her future.”
-Sherri, Pathfinders staff member