Middle school kids playing with pink and blue color powder.
Middle School Survival Club – Private Homeschool Pod

Adolescence can be tough: big bodily changes, roller-coaster hormonal fluctuations, crushes, peer & social media pressure . . . the list goes on. Kids don’t often get all the support & information they need to navigate this new world safely, confidently & happily. This series gives kids a safer space to receive good info, discuss sensitive topics, ask questions & get honest, accurate, inclusive answers.

Like many other states, NY State does not mandate sex education (only HIV education), which means any sex education given in public schools is not required to be comprehensive, medically accurate, unbiased or secular. Even if you already have an open dialogue with your kids about sex — which is fantastic and essential, bravo! — there are still topics and perspectives you may be missing, your child may not feel comfortable discussing everything with you, and there is enormous benefit in community learning, especially regarding topics that don’t often get discussed openly and honestly in public. 

Workshop topics will include:

  • Anatomy Basics
  • Puberty Deep Dive
  • Gender Stereotypes (identity, expression, stereotypes, etc)
  • Identity & Orientation (LGBTQIA+)
  • What Is Sex? What Is Safer Sex? (including STIs and STI protection)
  • Reproduction (including birth control & ways a pregnancy can end)
  • Consent vs. Coercion
  • Tech Smarts (including laws, etiquette, texting, sexting, thinking critically about pornography)
  • Healthy Relationships & Body Positivity
    (This list does not necessarily reflect the order topics will be presented in).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Special offer for participants: Please enjoy 15% OFF a future Butterfly Academy workshop or series with the code riverschool — no expiration date; feel free to gift your coupon to someone else, but please understand there are only 5 coupons in rotation (i.e. one per Germantown Homeschool Pod student)