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Poe Center takes its parent-child puberty education programs virtual

Posted April 26, 2020 6:36 a.m. EDT

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Poe Center for Health Education's Girl Talk and Guy Talk workshops are popular sessions for families in the region. The in-person workshops open up those sometimes tough conversations about puberty and provide some education and opportunities to have some meaningful discussions.

With the pandemic, those workshops can't take place in their usual form. And because schools are closed for the rest of the academic year, neither can the field trips that often take place at the Poe Center where students learn more about puberty with their classmates.

But the Poe Center has found a workaround — it's going virtual.

The center will host a virtual Girl Talk session from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2. A virtual Guy Talk is set for 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 16. The cost is $25 for each parent and child pair and $10 for each additional child. The programs are best for kids in grades fourth through seventh grade. Any child and parent combo can attend either one of the sessions.

The workshops will be live and interactive. "It's the same great content, same engaging activities - just from the safety of people's homes," Jennifer Bell, Poe's marketing director, tells me.