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Adolescent Health and Youth Development

Clayton County Health District - Adolescent Health

Clayton County’s Adolescent Health and Youth Development program provides opportunities for adolescents to enhance their skills and improve their health. It aims to reinforce positive attitudes, healthy behaviors and activities to reduce high-risk behavior, violence, substance abuse, poor school performance and early sexual activity. It is designed and developed in collaboration with families, communities, schools and other public and private organizations throughout the county.

The Comprehensive Sex Education curriculum educates youth on both abstinence and contraception to help prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS.  Other topics in the program’s curriculum include:

  • Healthy relationships
  • Community awareness education events
  • Leadership
  • Healthy diet
  • Tobacco/alcohol and drugs


  • Service-learning projects
  • Adult to youth mentoring
  • Curriculum-based education
  • Leadership training
  • Life skills
  • Physical fitness
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Teen coalition


This program is free and open to youths ages 10-19.

Call for Information: 678.479.2207 or 678.610.2232