Project SHAPE: Sexual Health & Peer Education

Project SHAPE is a peer education program that focuses on sexuality and sexual health promotion. Each year, 40 members (undergraduate and graduate) complete an extensive training course on sexuality, and offer over 120 programs and exhibits on sexual health in the residence halls, for student groups, as guest lectures in academic classes and local high schools, and in workshops for local colleges and organizations on sexual health including the annual Northeastern LGBT Conference, the Fuerza Latina conference, and in youth groups at the Capital District LGBT Community Center. In addition, we facilitate a number of awareness weeks such as our annual World AIDS Week in December, Mixin' Up the Sex Week in April, National Black HIV Awareness Week in March, and we are very involved in Middle Earth’s Sexuality Week each February. Each year we engage in a community service project in which we fund-raise and adopt families in the Capital Region affected by HIV/AIDS. We also do programs for local youth such as sex education presentations to a youth at risk group at the New York State museum.

Contact: Carol P. Stenger, M.Ed., M.A.
Coordinator for Health Promotion, University Counseling Center
Director, Project SHAPE
Phone: (518) 442-5800
Email: cstenger@uamail.albany.edu
Website: http://www.albany.edu/counseling_center
School, college, division or unit: Division of Student Success
Department or subunit: University Counseling Center