San Bernardino County has among the worst incidence of sexually transmitted infections in the state and the 10th highest teen pregnancy rate. Young people want – and need – tools and resources that will empower them to make informed decisions about their health.

Be Proud, Be Responsible!” provides middle and high school-aged youth with honest, accurate, age-appropriate sexual health information that:

  • Teaches about HIV, STDs, and pregnancy prevention strategies
  • Addresses behavioral attitudes
  • Builds negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Encourages self-efficacy in adolescents and a desire to delay sexual activity

What is it?

“Be Proud! Be Responsible!” is an evidence-based program for youth ages 12 to 19 that has been approved and evaluated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to help avert teen pregnancy and STD rates.

Why this program?

The curriculum is well-suited for youth, appropriate for males and females, resonates across cultures, and complements the health education that most schools and families want their young people to receive, including “negotiation and refusal skill.”

“Be Proud! Be Responsible!” teaches youth about the goal-setting and decision-making skills necessary for preventing teen pregnancies and STDs, and also increases the likelihood of youth staying in school and graduating.

Where can I get it?

Our trained and certified Planned Parenthood Health Educators will come to you! The six-session series can be held at schools or community settings.

Why choose Planned Parenthood?

Planned Parenthood is the gold standard in reproductive and sexual health education. We’ve been providing honest, accurate health information to women and men across the country for more than 90 years.

Our Health Educators are certified by the California Family Health Council and work with youth every day, specializing in topics ranging from puberty to pregnancy prevention, self-image, bullying, and more.

How do I find out more?

Our Community Education & Outreach staff is happy to set up a consultation to discuss your specific needs. Just call us at 909.890.5515, ext. 521, email us at, or fill out the form below:

To find out if your school is complaint with the California Healthy Youth Act, click here.

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