• Did You Know:

    1 in 2 sexually active teens will contract an STD by the time they are 25.
    1 in 3 teens has experienced dating abuse and violence.
    Worcester’s youth want and need education and health services to help them have healthy relationships and stay healthly.
  • Did You Know:

    1 in 2 sexually active teens will contract an STD by the time they are 25.
    1 in 3 teens has experienced dating abuse and violence.
    Worcester’s youth want and need education and health services to help them have healthy relationships and stay healthly.

Let’s All Work Together…

WORCESTER CARES ABOUT ITS YOUNG PEOPLE.

W.I.S.H. is an active task force of Worcester parents, service providers, educators, faith leaders, youth advocates and others, working together to create an environment that supports healthy relationships and make a positive impact on adolescent sexual health.

YOUTH NEED ACCESS.

Worcester’s youth want and need education and health services to help them have healthy relationships and stay healthy. Research shows that access to these elements is critical for young people’s health, education and economic  outcomes.

TRAINING

Parents, foster parents, grandparents or other adults who care for a young person are their most important source of information and role modeling. They can help youth develop healthy sexuality as a natural, normal, ongoing experience. They can help youth develop and practice responsible sexual behavior and personal decision making. Educating adults parents and other adults help them feel more confident to talk with youth about relationships, decision-making and sexuality.

 

W.I.S.H. TASK FORCE MEMBERS

The W.I.S.H. Task Force is made up of organizations and individuals from throughout Worcester, who participate in W.I.S.H. activities. The members listed here have formally endorsed the goals of W.I.S.H. to improve educational, economic and social outcomes for Worcester youth; positively impact adolescent sexual health; and create an environment that supports healthy relationships. W.I.S.H. Member Form

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ABOUT THE W.I.S.H. TASK FORCE

We are made up of organizations and individuals from throughout Worcester who seek to improve educational, economic and social outcomes for Worcester youth by making a positive impact on adolescent sexual health and creating an environment that supports healthy relationships.

WHY W.I.S.H.?

Get the facts about sexual risk behavior among Worcester adolescents and teens.

WHAT WE DO

Learn how W.I.S.H Task Force works towards improving sexual education and promoting healthy behaviors.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Find out how to get involved, how you can support local youth and become an “askable adult”.

CONTACT W.I.S.H.

508-756-6676 x20
Admin@wishtaskforce.org
35 Harvard Street, Suite 300
Worcester, MA 01609

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