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Baltimore Gets a New Sex Ed Curriculum

Baltimore City's new sex education program is featured in a City Paper article, "Baltimore gets a new sex-education program". The program, made possible by an $8.5 million federal grant, will institute a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum in all Baltimore City middle and high schools.

In line with the City's Youth Health and Wellness Strategy - an expansion of B'more for Healthy Babies (BHB) for youth ages 6-19 years old - the program will emphasize providing youth-friendly services and using a trauma-informed approach. As BHB Program co-lead, Rebecca Dineen, says in the article: "So many things happen in the city where we’re reacting to effects of violence. This is really about building a better future without having to react, making good decisions ahead of time, so we don’t have to react to a terrible crisis."

The grant is currently being piloted in eight schools and will be expanding to all middle and high schools within five years. To learn more about the program, including curriculum details, read "Baltimore gets a new sex-education program". For more information about Know What U Want, one of the implementing partners, visit KnowWhatUWant.org or the teen pregnancy prevention section of our website

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