February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. According to BreaktheCycle.org, one in three high school students will experience physical or sexual violence, or both, by someone they are dating. It’s hard to imagine that this could be the reality for some teenagers, but statistics like this highlight the need to educate young people […]
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RCC’s Different Viewpoints is a series of short articles from different age groups and their perspective on health education as they see it. Vaping-The 21st Century’s Smoking by Payton Stifflear There are only a few things I can still remember from my elementary school and middle school curriculums, as details of the Oregon Trail, rules of geometry, […]
Nicotine = cigarettes, right? And nicotine use is down in teens since cigarette smoking is down in teens, right? Well…yes and no, it’s complicated these days. Nicotine is not just found in cigarettes but also can be found in various vaping products, like the Juul™, a popular e-cigarette product used by teens that looks like […]
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.