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.
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.