WYM shaped a program offering education in Sexual and Reproductive Health to help the youth make healthy decisions regarding personal relationships and sex.
The program works like this: WYM chooses a maximum of 20 co-ed youth to participate in the weekly 2 hour sessions for a total of 15 weeks. The youth are chosen based on need and risk.
Each week has a different theme. Some include: healthy communication, decision making skills, understanding values, risky behaviors, cultural expectations, gender roles and stereotypes, male/female anatomy, menstruation, healthy relationships, dating, love, condom use, rape/incest, teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and testing, STI’s, resources for help, short term goals for the future, and long term goals for the future.
Each class offers an assortment of lecture, information, role-playing, activities, group discussion, journaling, guest speakers, and hands on demonstrations.
The Life Skills Course utilizes programming that focuses on youth in at-risk and heightened sexual environments such as those which the youth of Roatan are exposed to. It starts with basic anatomy and expands to include STI and HIV/AIDS education, as well as promotes healthy, positive choices
In response to the increasing number of deaths on the Island attributed only to “the Sickness”, World Youth Movement has developed a program to educate and empower the Youth of Roatan about HIV and AIDS. With a focus on creating a comprehensive view of the problem within their own community, World Youth Movement has partnered with locals leaders and HIV involved NGOs in the community to create programming which teaches the Youth not only make healthy decisions but also to develop a sense of compassion and understanding for those already infected or affected by the steadily increasing prevalence of HIV and AIDS in their community. The HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Program is an offshoot of the leadership programming and empowers Youth to educate their peers and families, as well as to take a stand against behaviors that contribute to the spread of HIV and the intolerance that prevents people from getting the help they need to manage their situation.