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Just 4 Me Programs

These programs are run in various schools, community centres and organizations throughout Waterloo Region. Sexual health education goes far beyond learning about safer sex. These programs aim to increase body awareness and self-esteem, promote healthy relationships by providing practical tools participants will need to navigate difficult situations, conversations and decisions, promote safer sex practices, provide participants with a safe space to ask questions and build friendships and role model open, honest, nonjudgmental discussions about sexuality.

Just 4 Me programs cover a wide variety of topics, each group focuses on specific goals, activities and games that help teach sexual health topics in a fun and relaxed way. Topics covered include: puberty, anatomy, body positivity, boundaries, consent, menstruation, understanding masculinity, safer sex, birth control, pregnancy and many more! See below for more detail about each program’s focus.

Just 4 Me – Grade 5 & 6 Program

This program is eight weeks long and is designed for participants between the ages of 10 and 12 (Grades 5&6). This program is led by an experienced sexual health educator, and a volunteer group facilitator who are both female-identified. Each session has a different focus, incorporating games and activities designed to foster open conversations about sexual health, relationships, menstruation, and other topics. Students are given a chance to ask anonymous questions and have a comfortable discussion with trusted adult facilitators. The group is run through community centres in Waterloo Region and takes place after school, once a week for 8 weeks. Participants are enrolled through the community centre based on interest and on a first-come, first-serve basis, by their parent/guardian(s).

For more information on which community centres are running a group, see our events calendar. To volunteer, or ask other questions, please contact Maggie.

Just 4 Me – Grade 8 Program

This program is eight weeks long and is designed for male-identified youth in grade 8. This program is led by an experienced sexual health educator, and a volunteer group facilitator who are both male-identified. Each session has a different focus, incorporating games and activities designed to foster open conversations about sexual health, relationships, masculinity, and other related topics. Students are given a chance to ask anonymous questions and have a comfortable discussion with trusted adult facilitators. The group is run through partnership with WRDSB and takes place during school hours. Students must receive permission from parents/guardians to be part of the group.

For more information on which schools are running a group, volunteer opportunities, or to ask any other questions, please contact Brockenshire.

Just 4 Me – LGBTQ2S+ Folks, Ages 13 – 18

This program is four weeks long and is designed for participants between the ages of 13 and 18 who identify as LGBTQ2S+, queer and/or gender diverse. This program is led by an experienced sexual health educator, and a volunteer group facilitator. Each session has a different focus, incorporating games and activities designed to foster open conversations about sexual health, relationships, and many other topics. Participants are given a chance to ask anonymous questions and have a comfortable discussion with trusted adult facilitators. The group is run through a partnership with OK2BME (KW Counselling) in Waterloo Region and takes place in the evening during July and August on alternating weeks with OK2BME’s existing programming. Participants are enrolled based on interest through a drop-in basis or by contacting the facilitators.

For more information about the group or volunteer opportunities, please contact Maggie.

I loved that we could ask questions, make new friends and learn. I know that if I ever hit puberty, I will know what to do. I will definitely come back next time!

Participant, Age 11

I liked the fact that everybody was open about everything. We could learn about our bodies and talk about anything, but not be judged for it.

Participant, Age 13

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