Teen PEP is based on the peer-to-peer education model developed by the Princeton Center and the nationally recognized sexual health curriculum developed by Hi TOPS, Inc.The collaborating partners work with interested high schools across New Jersey to institute the Teen PEP sexual health course that is consistent with the core curriculum content standards developed by the New Jersey Department of Education.
Teen PEP is collaboration among the New Jersey Department of Health, the Princeton Center for Leadership Training and Hi TOPS, Inc.
At least one advisor must have prior training in the area of teen sexual health.
Should the Teen PEP course be offered as an alternate health course, one advisor must be a New Jersey certified health teacher.
Stakeholder Teams include the school principal, another administrator from the school district’s central administration office, one health educator, a pupil support personnel (e.g.
guidance counselor, SAC, school psychologist), two parent representatives, one community representative, and two student representatives.