This issue of Quality/Calidad/Qualité highlights the experience of Scenarios USA, an innovative nonprofit program that has integrated a gender and rights perspective—and a critical-thinking approach—into sex education curricula, while fostering new pedagogies and greater awareness among teachers. Scenarios USA approaches sexual health not as a stand-alone issue but as intertwined with young people’s overall lives and agency. As such, the organization’s “sex ed” work is part of a broader strategy of fostering self-expression, leadership, and advocacy among youth, especially among those living in marginalized communities. The approach has made Scenarios a vanguard in the field of sexuality education. Scenarios’ experience has shed light on a fresh and integrated way to promote school connectedness, academic performance, and community engagement.
Mazin, Rafael and Andrea Lynch. 2014. "Health + Equality + School Engagement: Scenarios USA reinvents sex education," Quality/Calidad/Qualité no. 21. New York: Population Council.
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