New York City Teens Connection works with youth, parents, schools, health care clinics and community groups to improve teens’ sexual and reproductive health. We help youth get the information and resources they need to make healthy decisions and feel empowered to act on those decisions.
Since 2010, New York City Teens Connection program partners have reached over 85,000 youth with sexual health education programs, and Clinic Health Educators have had over 41,000 contacts with youth. Between 2000 and 2020, City programs such as these helped reduce teen pregnancy by 79%.
Email SRJ@health.nyc.gov to learn about our programs.
We support a variety of sexual health education programs across the city, reaching youth where they are, such as:
We link programs to local clinics that have experience working with teens on sexual health. This helps teens:
Teens can search for sexual health care services on the NYC Health Map.
Our Community Action Teams and Youth Leadership Teams inform our outreach efforts by working directly with their communities to foster support and change.
We work with parents and other caretakers to help improve their communication with youth about sexuality and sexual health.
We monitor and evaluate all program activities to assess their impact and keep improving.