As 2018 draws to a close, it is predicted to be another record-breaking year. Unfortunately, this is not a record the United States wants to break: Sexually transmitted infections are again at an all-time high for the fourth year in a row. While sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have plagued humans for centuries, many scientists at […]
IN THE NEWS
In a recent article from NBC News, Sarah DiGiulo talks about how a new law in the state of New York is requiring mental health to be taught in health education classes. While there are currently some schools that have already been teaching about mental health, it hasn’t been mandated. Reaching out for help regarding […]
On August 17, 2018 more than 100 overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut were attributed to synthetic marijuana – also known as K2, spice or “fake weed”. In our very own state of Illinois (as of May 2018), the Illinois Department of Public Health has 164 documented cases across 15 counties tied to outbreaks related to […]
There's no better way to engage the community than by bringing the community together. Our special events, presentations and camps are geared to reinforce our mission...while we have some fun doing it! We have a little something for everyone...mothers looking for the ideal lunch date with their daughters, camps for the science nut or a presentation to provide tips on how to talk to your kids about some of the uncomfortable subjects.
This year, we'll reach an incredible milestone: 6 million students!
We've seen a lot of changes in the lives of young people over the past 40 years. With technology being integral in the learning process and the abundance of both good and bad information out in the world, it's more important than ever to make sure that we give our kids the facts about sexuality and drugs! Keeping current is crucial and we need your support.
Today--as young people are faced with many pressures we didn’t encounter in our own adolescence--the work we do is more challenging and important than ever before. The donation you make to RCC health education contributes to enhanced curriculum, innovative delivery models, and opportunities for disadvantaged students all over Chicagoland to make better-informed choices.