Comprehensive Adolescent and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs (CAPP)

Reach Inside and Strive for Excellence (RISE)  New logo

RISE is the City of Rochester's Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention program, led by the Bureau of Employment Skills Training and Youth Services. RISE is a collaboration of community service agencies working together to reduce teen pregnancies and reduce STD/HIV  rates among youth within the City of Rochester. 

RISE initiatives: 

Comprehensive Sex and Sexuality Education (CSE): Certified health educators work with RCSD and community based agencies to provide sex education that is inclusive of self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, healthy relationships, and communication, affirmative consent, STI/HIV and unintended pregnancy prevention. 

Parent/Adult Education: a 4 part series that help parents, grandparents and/or adult youth workers communicate with youth about sensitive topics such as sexual health, healthy relationships, STIs, HIV, and substance use. 
SOAR Youth Leadership:  SOAR Youth Leadership is a 9 month leadership development program for youth ages 13-18 who are currently enrolled in middle/high school. SOAR provides leadership training to enroll leaders while raising their voices around reproductive health and nutrition education for youth. 

The Vibez Club: serve youth age 10-13 by providing positive youth development clubs for R-Center and community based agencies. The goal of The Vibez Club is to support and enhance children and adolescents' social-emotional development and relationships and to reduce racial, ethnic, economic and geographic disparities while promoting health equity across this population. 

 Partner Agencies 

 Metro Council for Teen Potential Community Council
152 Baden St.
Rochester, NY 114605
Phone: (585) 445-6777

 Society for Protection and Care of Children
148 South Fitzhugh Street
Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 325-6101

YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County
175 North Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-5820

Clinical Partner & Teen Friendly Clinic

Highland Family Planning
757 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 279-4890 
Clinic schedule: 
Monday and Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m - 5 p.m 
(RTS Bus Route 51, South Clinton Avenue) 

  Youth Sexual Health Resources 


Department of Recreation & Youth Services at 428-6329.