Teen Decision is a nonprofit, healthy lifestyle education program serving suburban Chicago, Illinois. Our interactive presentations encourage students in grades 6-12 to think through, for themselves, the physical and emotional risks of sexual activity, and the relational and physical benefits of abstinence. We are a wholistic supplement to your healthy relationships program that also touches on subjects such as dating violence, STDs, teen pregnancy, consent, and life goals and skills.
Our mission is threefold: Through health education, parent support, and community collaboration, we seek to
- prevent unplanned pregnancies
- reduce STD transmission among teens
- help teens make relationship choices that reduce dating abuse, and improve their chances for a healthier, happier future.
We send our speaker/educators to schools and community groups to conduct three to five class sessions, or 1.5+ hours in community settings. We focus on research-based healthy relationships content, and helpful material contained in How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk by Dr. John Van Epp of lovethinks.com. We source medically accurate data on STDs and pregnancy from the CDC and National Institutes for Health and other respected health organizations and studies. Other programs include workshops for parents, and our interactive parenting blog.
We are a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, nonprofit 501c3