Hello Parents of our 7th grade students –
As part of the mandated instruction of comprehensive health education, Korematsu has partnered with Kaiser Permanente to bring Nightmare on Puberty Street to all 7th grade students. Nightmare on Puberty St. is an age-appropriate web series about four middle school students on their journey through adolescence. As the characters wrestle with the question “Am I normal?” they learn to cope with the changes affecting their bodies and minds. The frank and sometimes funny program shows students how to cope with many of the issues of puberty, including how to handle pressure to be sexually active, how to build self-esteem, and where to find help if faced with feelings of depression or thoughts of suicide. After the web series and a follow-up livestreamed workshop, students will understand everyone goes through changes during puberty, and there are resources to help them adjust to those changes. Nightmare on Puberty St. was created in conjunction with physicians, teachers, licensed counselors, and parents. The performer/educators providing the program receive extensive initial training from doctors and licensed counselors.
We cannot host the live show because of COVID protocols, but Korematsu will be hosting a live virtual assembly with the performers. In these livestreamed workshops, the performer/educators facilitate activities, answer questions, and share information about physical and mental health and wellness, empathy, conflict resolution, social justice, equity, community resources, emotional regulation, peer pressure, early adolescence, and other vital topics.
Before the live workshops we ask that families sit down with students and watch a video in preparation for the livestream event. You can find the video here.
Our livestream event will be Monday September 27th.