“Be Real. Be Ready.” was developed to address the knowledge deficit left behind after decades of teaching young people abstinence-only sex education. This inclusive and current approach to sex education goes beyond explaining anatomy and reproductive organs. The curriculum challenges students to consider what they want from a healthy relationship, how to assess various levels of risk, what are the most effective measures for birth control, and how to navigate conversations about sex with peers and romantic partners.
“Be Real. Be Ready.” is a comprehensive relationship and sexuality curriculum for high school students. It is:
- Medically accurate
- Designed to meet the California State Health Educational Content Standards
- Designed to meet the requirements of the California Healthy Youth Act.
In addition to increasing students’ knowledge and skills, the curriculum connects students to health services in their community.
The curriculum was created by the Adolescent Health Working Group, SFUSD teachers, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.