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Relationship Education: Sexual Risk Avoidance

At Hope Clinic, our aim is to educate, counsel and assist young people, youth leaders and parents regarding sex, intimacy, sexually-transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancies, healthy relationships, setting boundaries, technology in relationships and the influence of the culture on decision-making. We want to see strong communities built, positive relationships cultivated, and optimal health achieved as the result of our program. We strive to create a safe place for tough questions regarding tough topics in the classrooms of partnering communities in the Greater Nashville Area. We start from a point of knowing each individual’s worth and value and honing in on the student’s intrinsic motivation for making healthy choices in line with their values and future goals. Through medically accurate information and engaging classes and seminars, we promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of choosing abstinence.* We want to walk with you and your students to fully equip and educate them to have thriving relationships by avoiding sexual risk and creating healthy boundaries.

*While we have a focus on abstinence, we also explain the nature and limitations of common types of contraception based on data from the CDC and Hope Clinic’s own clinical expertise.

High School Program
REAL Essentials: Advance

Hour 1: Knowing Yourself
Hour 2: Boundaries and Consent
Hour 3: Holistic View of Intimacy
Hour 4: Physical & Emotional Impacts of Sex
Hour 5: Anatomy, Pregnancy & Contraception
Hour 6: Technology in Relationships & Capstone Review

Middle School Program
REAL Essentials: Starting Point

Hour 1: Know Yourself, Puberty & Sexual Health
Hour 2: Relationships, Boundaries & Consent
Hour 3: Online Safety & Capstone Review

Parent/Youth Leader Program: 

As part of our youth prevention program, we also provide a parenting/train-the-trainer program. Parents and/or youth leaders of the students in the Relationship Education program will be educated in the same material, in order to continue the conversation at home and within the organization. This program will cover topics about relationships (healthy vs. unhealthy), maintaining open-door conversation, physical and emotional effects of sex, consent and partner pressure, etc. The program allows trusted adults to have confidence to talk about these difficult topics.  

We are now offering this training virtually! Click here for more information!

Program Formats: Online or In-Person  

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have suspended in-person education classes.  We will resume these once local, state and federal authorities have given us the clearance to do so. 

In-Person Education: Hope Clinic facilitators certified in the REAL Essentials suite of curricula provide dynamic presentations to classrooms and groups of various sizes.  Common settings include public and private schools, after-school programs and youth groups.  Families are involved in the process with intentional homework assignments to facilitate conversation and deepen relationships. 

Online Education: The same program used in the classroom has been modified for online presentation.  Students will interact with facilitators and classmates in group discussion and engaging activities.  Zoom web conferencing software is utilized to create a virtual classroom. To learn more about signing up your student for this virtual classroom please CLICK HERE.

For more information or to book one of our Education Specialists to speak to your students or parents, please contact one of our team members at prevention@hopeclinicforwomen.org

For more information about the kind of messages we communicate throughout our program, follow us on Instagram at @HopeClinicRelationshipEd 

Current Partners


Bethlehem Centers, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle TN (Franklin Club, Andrew Jackson Club, YEP-CAN Summer Camp), Cottage Cove Urban Ministries, CrossBRIDGE – YouthPOWER, Health Connect Gallatin, Health Connect Nashville


Antioch Middle School, Brick Church Middle School, Ezell-Harding Christian School, Fisk University, Franktown OpenHearts, Hillwood High School, Joelton Middle School, LEAD College Prep, My Friend’s House, Nashville Christian School, Pearl Cohn High School, RePublic High School, St. Ann School, Valor College Prep, Whites Creek High School, Wright Middle School, YCAP Franklin


Cathedral of the Incarnation, CrossPoint Church, and more coming soon!

What Partners and Participants are Saying: 

 “Having a partnership with Hope Clinic allows us to keep before our students healthy messages about sexuality and is leading to the prevention of teenage pregnancy. Hope Clinic’s staff has been outstanding to work with and approach our students and mission with sensitivity, expertise, and professionalism.” 

“As a parent of a student at St. Ann School, I just wanted to thank you for your program. I am so grateful to all of you for discussing such a difficult topic in such a responsible, yet appealing way.” 

“All I can say is WOW! I never knew what my children are going through. Thank you for opening our eyes to what our children go through on a daily basis. This class was so needed. I pray it will spread all over Nashville and surrounding areas.”

Invest in the Future!

Would you like to invest in the emotional, social, and relational success of the next generation? We are dedicated to educating and coming alongside our students and their parents to help them develop healthy relationships and habits! You can partner with us financially to make this this program possible and easily accessible!

If you would like to support the work of Hope Clinic with your time or treasure, please visit our volunteer page or our donate page. We would not be able to do what we do and reach the individuals we do without the tireless work and support of people like you. Thank you!

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1810 Hayes Street | Nashville, TN 37203

Parking is limited on street and in back lot. Please arrive 15 minutes early to secure a spot.

Clinic Hours *Updated*

  • Monday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Thursday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Friday: 9am-2pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED