BJC School Outreach and Youth Development programs are designed to meet the National Sexuality Education Standards. Students learn through discussion and interactive teaching by trained health professionals. Pre- and post-tests are administered with a comprehensive report for each program.

Heart 2 Heart for grades 5-8

Middle school can be a challenging time for young people because of their bodies’ physical, emotional and sexual changes. Heart 2 Heart Middle School is designed to help young people navigate their relationships with themselves and others.

This four-session program is delivered by a trained health educator with experience discussing puberty and relationships with adolescents. Topics include media and other influences on sexuality; physical, social, and emotional changes during puberty; healthy and unhealthy relationships; and effective communication skills.

Heart 2 Heart for grades 9-12

During the transition from childhood to adulthood, teens are forming their own identities and relationships. This can be a time of uncertainty and conflict as well as a time of learning and growth. Teaching teens to make healthy decisions regarding their relationships and sexual behavior also strengthens their confidence as individuals.

Heart 2 Heart High School is a six-session, abstinence-based program taught by a trained health educator with experience discussing relationships and sexual behavior with teens. Topics include media and other influences of sexuality; identity and self-image; sexually transmitted infections, setting relationship boundaries; recognizing signs of unhealthy relationships, impact of sexual decisions, consent, and effective communication skills.