Group of adults gathered around a computer looking at the screenAdvocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth is a nonprofit that champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates for Youth believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates for youth has designed lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school-aged youth. Educators can combine these lesson plans into a sexual health curriculum or use them to augment a science-based program.


Answer, part of the Center for Applied Psychology at Rutgers University, is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education in the United States. Answer offers lesson plans on a variety of health topics for grades 8-12, including abstinence and sexual decision-making, body and self-image, and love and relationships. The lesson plans come from the Sex, Etc. Discussion Guide, also from Rutgers.


From SIECUS (the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States), the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten — 12th Grade, developed by a national task force of experts in the fields of adolescent development, health care, and education, provide a framework of the key concepts topics, and messages that all sexuality education programs would ideally include.