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Englewood, N.J., Students Are Taking Active Role in Teaching Peers About Sexual Health

March 29, 2013

Students at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, N.J., are participating in a peer education program to teach their peers how to make smart choices concerning their sexual health. The school instituted the program, called Teen Prevention Education Program (Teen PEP), after The Zone, a youth service program run at the school by the Bergen Family Center, held a teen leadership conference. Tenafly High School brought the Teen PEP program to this conference and it was a huge hit with the youth. After that, Dwight Morrow staff decided to bring TEEN PEP to its school.

Teen PEP is a five-days-a week, four-credit elective course that helps students learn about

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