Making a Difference is an abstinence approach to HIV/STD and teen pregnancy prevention that explores facts, feelings, attitudes, and values related to sexuality.
Making a Difference is a free program designed for adolescents 11 to 13 years old. In a relaxed environment, adolescents will explore facts and feelings related to sexuality. Material is presented through presentations, activities, and games.
- Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS
- Psychological changes and decision making
- Teenage pregnancy
- Sexual responsibility
Watch a 2-minute video that explains the Making a Difference program
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Making a Difference Teachers
Facilitators of the program are health educators, nurses, and counselors. The goal is to help families feel comfortable communicating about the difficult subject of sexuality.
The youth program is 8 hours long and is typically divided into two or three shorter sessions and held at the same location throughout the week. Healthy snacks and/or dinner are provided during each session. Kids must be present for all classes in the series to complete the program. Those who complete the entire program will receive a $10 Target gift card. A consent form must be signed by a parent/adult caregiver on or before the first kid class for their child to attend. The consent form is included on the online registration form.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED, please click here to complete the consent form.
If you have questions or are interested in hosting a Making a Difference program, please contact:
Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
11875 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 300
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 477-8124
Fax: (913) 477-8053