CAHC Launches 4-Year Healthy Relationships and Economic Pathways Project in the Central Valley

The California Adolescent Health Collaborative (CAHC), is excited to announce the launching of the Healthy Relationships and Economic Pathways (H-REP) project on July 15, 2016.

Coinciding with the passing of the California Healthy Youth Act in October 2015, mandating age-appropriate comprehensive sex education in all California public schools, CAHC is partnering with Central Valley-based organizations to leverage this Act by implementing H-REP at Stanislaus and Merced County public schools.

H-REP, a four-year federally-funded study, prepares high school and opportunity youth (disconnected from school) between the age of 14 to 24, with the knowledge, skills and abilities to build healthy relationships and achieve economic stability. 

After a year of planning, CAHC’s youth-serving Central Valley partners are ready to deliver comprehensive sex education curriculum, technology and soft skills training, career coaching, and case management at their respective site.

The H-REP project seeks to stimulate and encourage sex-positive health education; increase youth access to medically accurate and gender-inclusive information; empower adolescents to build healthy relationship skills and develop economic opportunities that enable adolescents to thrive into adulthood.

H-REP partners include the Alliance for Community Research and Development, Center for Human Services, Ceres Unified School District (Project YES), Empower, Hack the Hood, Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus County, Merced County Office of Education, Riverbank Unified School District, Valley Crisis Center and Waterford Unified School District.

The EMPOWER Program, a Merced-county educational assistance and job training program helping out-of-school youth complete school and transition to college and/or a career, launches H-REP at their site on July 15, 2016.

Project YES (Youth Employment Services), a Ceres County workforce and academic program designed to help economically disadvantaged youth overcome barriers to personal success, will launch August 1, 2016.

To learn more about the Healthy Relationships and Economic Pathways Program, visit: http://www.californiateenhealth.org/