ICAH youth workshops are facilitated by Peer Educators and/or Adult Educators. Peer Educators are youth ages 16-22 who receive rigorous sexual health, rights and identity education and facilitation training through ICAH. They work in partnership with ICAH adult staff members to write and deliver curriculum modules and workshops.
ICAH’s Performance Cadre uses plays and theater activities to help youth activate their learning and practice for real life. All peer education and theater workshops offer comprehensive, medically accurate, age-appropriate material aligned with the National Sexuality Education Standards. Learn more about Performance-based Sexuality Education.
ICAH’s Sexuality Education training is in accordance with our mission, vision, and reproductive justice and youth development frameworks. All information presented reflects an approach to sexuality education that is medically accurate, developmentally & age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and inclusive of youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
For more information, contact Aisha Chaudhri, Education Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-646-ICAH (4224) about bringing an affordable training to your community. Select a pre-existing Workshop for Youth or ask us to tailor one to your needs. Discounts for 3, 5 and 8-week residencies available.
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Explore physical, chemical, emotional, intellectual, social and cultural components of sexuality & the chemical make-up of pleasure.
Learn how to protect yourself from common STIs & practice effective ways to communicate what you want.
Identify the legal rights youth have in accessing health care services.
Explore the components of a healthy & unhealthy relationship as well as practicing effective communication.
Interpret sexual messages in advertising, music, TV and film & become a more conscious media consumer.
Learn to educate your peers on basic sexual health information & articulate the importance of sex ed to adults and youth.
Identify body parts associated with the sexual experience & major organs involved in reproduction.
Clarify HIV & AIDS myths and facts to better understand the behaviors and four fluids that can transmit the infection to dispel stigmas.
Explore the cycle of ovulation, hormonal contraception & pregnancy options.
Identify causes of health disparities, evaluate sexual health resources, and develop strategies for decreasing barriers to accurate sexual health resources.
Define birth justice, outline a birth plan, role-play conversations with healthcare providers and love the young mamas and papas in their lives.
Gain tools to advocate for what you believe in like quality sexuality education in your community.
Understand the stages of life in relation to sexual development.
Explore the spectrum of gender identity & expressions as well as sexual orientation using appropriate terms and definitions.
Investigate your sexual health boundaries & the risks of various sexual activities.
Describes the difference between harassment and flirting, and provides an opportunity to practice strategies for responding to harassment.
Explore and advocate for the rights that young people have in schools while pregnant and/or parenting, while combating shame and stigma.
Identify high-quality, youth-friendly sexual health resources, evaluate resources available and assess what would be best for you.
Can I Hit It? is a participatory play that follows four friends as they discuss how sexual violence impacts their lives and school community. This movement and game-based play leads audiences to define sexual violence and better understand what they can do to prevent it. Best suits 30-person audiences.
Project US follows four friends as they discover and question how they learn and talk about sex. This play uses games and audience interaction to cultivate inquiry and dialogue about sexuality and relationships and is best suited for 30-person audiences.
StartTheConvo features a sex ed teacher and student who explore pregnancy and STI prevention through interactive games and storytelling. Offering multiple ways that youth and adults can partner to implement positive approaches to sex ed, this play suits 50-800 person audiences.
“Very educational and very enlightening. The teachers are great and I could relate better because the staff was on my level, they were my peers.”
"The student leaders were poised, confident and knowledgeable."
"I liked that they were direct and didn't make it complicated."
"I liked the details and inclusion of contraception besides male condoms."
"I liked how they didn't sugar coat anything."
"I like that they say I need to be safe with my body."
"I liked the fact that they made it a very chill and relaxed environment for us to ask questions. I also liked that the instructors seemed very relatable and too the adult aspect out of it."