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 […]
IN THE NEWS
It’s mid-December and we’re fighting our way through the first snowstorm traffic jam of the season. We turn on the car radio to the sounds of holiday music. The song playing is telling us, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” We can’t help but ask ourselves, “Is it?” If this is at all […]
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 […]
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.