WeARE committed to providing complete, accurate, factual, and developmentally appropriate information on human sexuality topics ranging from puberty to abstinence to contraception. Our monthly education series for at-risk youth began in 2015. The SxTalks series brings professionals from across the state and the city and also local professionals to cover important reproductive health topics.
- Birth Control
- Consent 101
- Healthy Relationships
- Sex Trafficking
- STDs vs STIs
In partnership with The Shop, WeARE provides SxTalks to at-risk youth from the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Shop is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting youth in the BLA by providing community support as they transition into independence and adulthood. You can learn more about The Shop at their website.
- 9/14 – Wellness w/ Jane Brekken
- 10/12 – Catching STD’s from Toilet Seats & Other STI Myths w/ Rural Aide Action Network
- 11/18 – Teenage Sex Trafficking w/ Lutheran Social Services
- 12/13 – Holiday Event w/ Sue Hadland
SxTalk education sessions are conducted by trained healthcare professionals or visiting community organizations. A question about the monthly topic is included during each program, and participants are rewarded for a written answer. This program is structured to provide accurate information about sexual health, as well as monetary incentives for participation, a meal, and the structure of healthy groupd dynamics for at-risk youth in the community. SxTalk programming provides education for 25-30 youth each month during the school year.
This program costs WeARE about $1000 each year, and we are committed to providing it. If you would like to donate specifically to this program, please do so using the form.