Request a Workshop

TORCH offers dynamic, interactive, and engaging 90 minute workshops that get young people talking about sex, sexuality, communication, and autonomy. Workshops are presented by our Peer Leaders because we believe, and know, that the best people to teach young people are other young people.

TORCH is currently accepting workshop requests — please scroll down to fill out a workshop request form. 

**Workshop request during school hours and on weekends maybe considered, but will likely be facilitated by an adult staff person**.

Choose a Workshop

We offer dynamic, interactive and engaging workshops that get teens talking about sex and sexuality.

TORCH® Workshop Guidelines:

  • A minimum of 8 participants between the ages of 13-21 is a MANDATORY requirement for TORCH workshops.
  • Each workshop is approximately 90 minutes.
  • TORCH® Peer Leaders are available Monday- Friday* during after school hours**

*TORCH® Peer Leaders ARE NOT available to do workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

**Workshop request during school hours and on weekends maybe considered.

  • Dates will be set up in the order we receive the request.
  • TORCH requires a staff member from the host organization to be present at ALL workshops and to fill out a workshop evaluation form at the conclusion of the presentation.
  • We strongly recommend that workshops be presented as a series, but each is also available as a stand-alone workshop.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Khadija Hudson, Youth Initiatives Coordinator at [email protected].

Because the best people to teach teens about sensitive topics and making health choices are other trained teens!

Body Liberation

In this 90-minute workshop, Peer Leaders will lead a conversation about self-esteem and self-image and explore different things that might influence one’s self-esteem and self-image. Participants will also be introduced to the concept of body liberation and the use of affirmation as a practice of positive self-talk

Healthy Relationships

In this 90-minute workshop, Peer Leaders will facilitate a workshop on the behaviors that make a relationship healthy/unhealthy/abusive. This workshop also covers understanding and practicing consent.

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Gender & Gender Identity

In this 90-minute workshop, Peer Leaders will use the spectrum of gender as an introduction to understanding, distinguishing, and analyzing terms associated with gender. Participants will also be introduced to the gender binary and investigate opportunities for resistance moments and movement to fight gender oppression.

Sexuality & Sexual Orientation

In this 90-minute workshop, Peer Leaders will discuss the complexity of sexuality and sexual orientation via a highly interactive lesson that explores terminology, LGBT history and strategies for LGBT liberation.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

In this 90-minute workshop, Peer Leaders will present an overview of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and prevention tools and provides rights-based information on navigating sexual health services as a young person. Through interactive activities, participants will challenge myths and facts about STIs; learn about various types of STIs including how they are transmitted and how to prevent them, and become familiar with navigating sexual health services.

Contraception

In this 90-minute workshop, Peer Leaders will discuss the various hormonal, barrier, and behavioral contraceptive methods. Participants will also learn the connection between contraception and the history of reproductive justice.

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Reproductive Justice 101

In this workshop, Peer Leaders will introduce participants to the history of reproductive injustices in the U.S. to Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities, and the differences and similarities between the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements. Participants will get an opportunity to envision what a world would look like that centers the core beliefs of reproductive justice.

Community Organizing 101

In this workshop, Peer Leaders will introduce participants to community organizing as a tool for creating change in their communities. Peer Leaders will guide participants on how to create their own community organizing campaign strategy.

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