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Making a Difference program for pre- and young teens set for July 18
POSTED: 06/26/2015
If you need a way to start a discussion of sexuality with your preteen or young teenager, a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in association with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment can help.

This free program is called Making a Difference - Teen Pregnancy & STD Prevention Class and is for 11- to 13-year-olds who live in Johnson County. This program covers topics such as puberty, healthy relationships, self-esteem, peer pressure, abstinence, teen pregnancy, and STDs. The class will use games, worksheets, videos, and role-playing activities to make the sessions fun and engaging. Healthy snacks and a meal will be provided during the day-long sessions and participants will receive a $10 Target gift card for completing the program.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth 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 one eight-hour session and is free of charge. This program is offered beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment offices at 11875 Sunset Dr., Olathe.

To register for this program or for more information, go to or contact Shannon Williams at (913) 477-8124 or at . While online registration is not available for this program, you can see it online at by clicking on the green “Register for Activities” button and completing a barcode search for 28057.

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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