To educate, equip, and empower emerging youth and young adults to make choices that will lead to a healthy self, healthy relationships, and a healthy future.
CYP is committed
To educate youth in schools, group homes, detention centers, youth homeless shelters, colleges and other places where youth gather.
To implement a two-pronged approach to both train youth and family/caregivers.
To empower the majority of youth, the 60.5% of high schoolers in the U.S. who are not having teen sex (YRBS 2017, CDC), to continue on the path of optimal (emotional, physical, and social) health.
To empower those who are walking in risks with positive support so they can move to a place where they are no longer at risk.
To use public health language and research to build practical sexual health/relationship skills.
To promote primary prevention education using the sexual risk avoidance approach.
To educate with evidence and research-based medical information that is age appropriate.
To build internal and external assets, and protective factors that will lead to positive youth development.