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The Health Resource Center (HRC) is collaboration between the Boston Public Health Commission and Boston Public Schools to bring comprehensive sexual health education, in-school health counseling and referrals to community health care resources to BPS high school students.  

HRC health educators are trained to deliver the evidence-based Get Real Sexual Health Curriculum to youth and cover topics that range from healthy decision making, healthy relationships, and sexual health, including prevention of STIs, HIV, and unplanned pregnancy, to youth struggling with their sexual identity or gender. The HRC team also delivers a substance abuse curriculum using a combination of workshops and activities from the Drugs4Real curriculum and the Michigan Model to prevent smoking and drug use, and ultimately provide the students with skills to make informed decisions. The health educators also discuss youth depression and suicide, stress and anger management using the Break-free From Depression curriculum developed by Children's Hospital.


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Want to learn more about resources for teens in Boston? Download and print our resource guide!

Currently nine BPS high schools have Health Resource Centers:  

Another Course to College
612 Metropolitan Ave
Hyde Park, MA 02136

Makensy Nicolas

Jazmine Shorter 

Boston Arts Academy
174 Ipswich Street 
Boston, MA 02215

Dishon Laing

Meagan Hemeon 

Fenway High School
67 Alleghany St
Boston, MA 02120
Dishon Laing 

Meagan Hemeon 

Dorchester Academy
11 Charles St
Boston, MA 02122

Kasib Sabir

Excel High School

95 G Street 
South Boston, MA 02127
Kasib Sabir
Community Academy of Science and Health
11 Charles Street 
Dorchester, MA 02122
Kasib Sabir
John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science
55 Malcom X. Blvd.
Roxbury, MA. 02120​
Makensy Nicolas 

Jazmine Shorter 
West Roxbury Academy
1205 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA  02132

Makensy Nicolas 

Jazmine Shorter 

​Urban Science Academy

1205 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Makensy Nicolas ​

Jazmine Shorter 

Boston Public Health Commission
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