Peers Against Unsafe Sex (PAUS)

Become an expert and a 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 and sources of sexual health information in their communities.

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

  • Developmentally appropriate
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Medically accurate

Teach a variety of workshops

Middle School workshops include:

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

High School workshops include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Contraceptives and Safe Sex

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.

How can I become involved in peer education at The Door?

We also offer a sexual health peer education program for young people under age 18 called Teens Against Sexual Ignorance (TASI).  Click here to learn more about it.

For Teachers and Agency Staff

Let The Door come to you!  The Door’s Health Educators and Peer Educators are available to visit your school or community organization to present on a wide variety of topics. To schedule a visit to your school or organization, or to visit The Door, please contact:

  • Jennifer Urbealis, Senior Health Educator, at 212-941-9090 ext. 3210  or
  • Carolyn Glaser, Supervisor of Health Education and Outreach, at 212-941-9090 ext. 3212

To learn more about becoming involved in PAUS, contact Jennifer Urbealis at 212-941-9090, ext. 3210 or Carolyn Glaser at 212-941-9090, ext. 3212.