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Our youth development programming expands educational, social, recreational, vocational and economic opportunities that provide adolescents alternatives to sexual activity. This facilitates the acquisition of life skills that support a successful transition into healthy young adulthood. Through this program, youth in North and Central Brooklyn are becoming knowledgeable about their sexual and reproductive health, and have access to information and resources in their communities that will empower them to make responsible and proud choices.

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STAR - Safe Teens Acting Responsibly

STAR works to ensure access to comprehensive reproductive health care and family planning services for adolescents to prevent pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV/AIDS.

STAR also provides youth and health educator-led workshops on-site (DCS) and in the school setting in areas around Brooklyn (as needed).

Topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Anti-Bullying,

  • Health Communication,

  • Cultural Sensitivity,

  • Bringing In the Bystander (Violence intervention)

  • Finance 


Workshops can also be created at the potential hosts request. All inquiries can be submitted via email to the program manager, Vanessa Mejia.

The STAR Program promotes leadership development training and civic engagement opportunities to a select group of peer educators also known as our Core Group.

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