Teens express themselves through art at a Teen Club event

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We've designed a life skills curriculum to empower our adolescents to make healthy decisions as they transition into adulthood.

As adolescents enter the larger world, they are increasingly influenced by their peers and by adults other than their parents or guardians.

They begin to explore their sexuality and to test themselves intellectually, creatively and socially through sports and other recreational activities.

To support them in this exploration, adolescents need to develop life skills – skills in self-awareness, interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, decision-making and communication.

These can help them develop strong friendships, resolve conflicts peacefully, cooperate in groups, build self-esteem and resist peer and adult pressure to take unnecessary risks. Life skills education can help develop these skills and teach adolescents about citizenship, work skills and ethics, and healthy living.

We have designed a customized life skills curriculum of handouts and other educational tools to empower our adolescents to make healthy decisions as they transition into adulthood.

We have also created a toolkit for organizations and individuals providing support services for HIV-positive adolescents build on the Teen Club model, that can be used anywhere.