is one of only a few middle school programs that reduces risky sexual behavior for BOTH boys and girls. A recent study demonstrated that, among students who received Get Real, 16% fewer boys and 15% fewer girls had sex compared to their peers who did not take Get Real.
Additionally, boys who completed the Get Real
take-home activities in 6th grade were more likely to delay sex in the 8th grade than boys who did not complete these activities.
The Get Real
middle school curriculum consists of 27 sequential lessons taught across the middle school years—9 lessons each in Grades 6, 7 and 8. The high school curriculum consists of 11 sequential lessons taught in Grade 9 or 10. Get Real
is designed to delay sex and increase correct and consistent use of protection methods when a person becomes sexually active.
The Get Real
curriculum is based on state and national frameworks that emphasize social and emotional learning skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Get Real
is aligned both the middle school and high school curricula to the Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT), which you can read about here
. To see the alignment of the middle school curriculum to HECAT, click here
. To see the alignment of the high school curriculum to HECAT, click here
To see which National Sexuality Education Standards are met by the middle school curriculum, click here
. To see which National Sexuality Education Standards are met by the high school curriculum, click here
Adagio Health partners with Propel Schools, Adelphoi Village, and organizations such as the YMCA the Boys and Girls Clubs. These partnerships strengthen our ability to reach youth in Allegheny County and beyond with high quality, medically accurate sexual and health curriculum. Partnerships make it possible for Adagio Health to do the important work we’ve done in the community for the last 45 years. If you’d like to become a partner of Adagio Health please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 1-800-215-7494