The Annex Teen Clinic provides comprehensive, medically accurate, age-appropriate sexual health education in schools, community settings, and in partnership with families and faith communities.
Presentation topics include, but are not limited to:
- Birth control methods
- Gender identity and sexual orientation
- Healthy relationships & communication
- Holistic view of sexuality
- HIV/AIDS overview and prevention
- Postponing sex (abstinence)
- Puberty overview
- Reproductive anatomy and physiology
- Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention
The Annex provides interactive education with culturally and geographically specific communities, including the following communities:
- African American youth and families
- African-born youth and families
- Brooklyn Center communities
- Faith communities
- Families – Celebration of Change, puberty education for parents and children
- Hmong youth and families
- Liberian youth and families
- North Minneapolis communities
- Parents As Sexuality Educators – For parents of adolescent children
- Pregnant and parenting teens
- Queer and trans youth
- Young men
To schedule a presentation for your classroom or community setting, please email [email protected]
Guidelines for scheduling a presentation:
- Contact our organization as early as possible to reserve a presentation date and time. The earlier you contact us, the more likely we are able to accommodate your request. Teachers and community members will often book a presentation months in advance – which is great! Please understand that we may not be able to accommodate a “last minute” presentation request.
- We realize that teachers will often offer multiple sections of the same class during the day. Please note that the Annex will provide up to four presentations in a single day.
Frequently Asked Questions about presentations:
Who is able to request a presentation from the Annex?
Young people from absolutely anywhere can receive clinical services. However, the Annex focuses our education and outreach to our “geographic service area,” which is NW Hennepin County and North Minneapolis. Rationale:
- Young people in these communities are more likely to find our clinic services accessible;
- We have a limited staffing capacity; and
- We need to set boundaries on how far we travel.
Whenever possible, we provide referrals to schools/organizations that are closer to your community.
If your school or organization is outside of our geographic service area, we suggest communicating with one of the resources listed on the Sexuality and Family Life Educators’ (SFLE) website: www.sfle.org .
Do you charge a fee for presentations?
We understand that many nonprofit organizations and schools have limited funding for presentations. We will present regardless of an organization’s ability to pay.
Each presentation costs an average of $100. We ask for a payment of $75 per class to help offset these costs. However, a payment in any amount is welcome, and we will present regardless of ability to pay.
What are the goals of providing presentations, and what is your approach?
- Provide fact-based, developmentally appropriate information on sexuality topics;
- Connect young people to the Annex Teen Clinic’s clinical services, when needed; and
- Model open and honest communication around sexuality topics.
Key approaches to our work include:
A Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach, which is characterized by the presence of goals that promote positive development, the creation of opportunities and experiences that enable young people to nurture their interests and talents, practice new skills, and gain a sense of confidence, competence and belief in the future, and the creation of an atmosphere of hope and the valuing of youth. Implementing a YD framework involves a strategic approach, engages entire communities in helping all young people thrive, and emphasizes long term strategies.
We also strive to engage in Authentic Youth/Adult Partnerships, which:
- Integrates youth’s realistic perspectives and skills with professional adults’ experience and wisdom;
- Offers each party the opportunity to make suggestions and decisions;
- Recognizes and values the contributions of each; and
- Allows youth and adults to work in partnership envisioning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs