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Peers Against Unsafe Sex (PAUS)

Why peer education?

We feel this is one of the best ways for teens to learn about sex. Talking to other people your own age can make it easier for you to ask questions and learn important information in a comfortable environment.  Peer educators can also help you make appointments, get free condoms or connect you with staff members whom they know and trust.

How can I become a peer educator with PAUS?

We hire new PAUS educators once a year. If you would like more information about how you can become a PAUS educator, please contact us.

For Teachers and Agency Staff

PAUS Educators create, organize and facilitate sexual health workshops for NYC middle schools, high schools, community-based and faith-based organizations. All workshops are free and:

  • Developmentally appropriate
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Medically accurate

Middle School workshop topics include:

  • Anatomy
  • Puberty
  • Body Image/Self-Esteem
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

High School workshop topics include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • HIV/AIDS
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Contraceptives and Safe Sex

To schedule a workshop for your school or organization, or to visit The Door, please complete this online request form: https://door.org/about-door/visit-outreach/

For Young People

Become an expert and role model in your community! The Door’s Peers Against Unsafe Sex (PAUS) program is for young people aged 18-21 who want to become leaders in their communities. Please note, we only hire new PAUS educators once a year. If you would like more information about how you can become a PAUS educator, click here to contact us.