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Making a Difference program for young teens and their parents begins July 17
POSTED: 06/28/2012
This program is called Making a Difference and is for ages 11 to 14 with their parents. This program will address how HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases, or teen pregnancy could disrupt participants' life goals and teaches how to respond to peer pressure in a way that promotes self-pride and responsibility. Parents will learn about current trends/statistics, community resources, and how to effectively communicate with their children. Participants must be present for both evening sessions and a parent or guardian must attend the first class with their child for the first one to two hours of the program. Dinner will be provided free of charge at each session. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth (or adult in the printed catalog) and then under fitness & health. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “wellness.”

Making a Difference consists of two four-hour sessions is free of charge. The program will take place beginning at 4:30 on Tuesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 19. Both sessions will take place at the Johnson County Public Health Department at 11875 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe.

To register for this program or for more information, contact Shannon at (913) 477-8124 or at, or Kimberly at (913) 477-8120 or at

The JCPRD's Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For updated program listings, see the District's website at

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