Adolescent Medicine | Community Outreach

LEAH Fellows participate in a learning experience designed to embolden young people in the community to take charge of their sexual health through an interactive educational curriculum. The program is rooted in human rights principles, drawing upon expertise from advocates, educators, and medical providers with tailored content according to the developmental capacity and lived experiences of the adolescents and young adults in attendance. The youth are insufficiently served by school-based sexual and reproductive health education models as a result of inconsistent school attendance, homelessness, trauma history, and other unique barriers. Through this program, Fellows engage with the community in a meaningful way while learning the basics of sexual health education through observation and participation. Partners include Boston HIV Adolescent Provider and Peer Education Network for Services (HAPPENS), Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and the Department of Youth Services.