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Adolescent Sexual Health Services

Through Success Street, adolescent sexual health is available in a variety of forms. We believe sexual health plays a role in helping students successfully learn and prepare for life. Here are some programs available through Success Street regarding adolescent sexual health:

Success Street Adolescent Sexual Health Education & Support Services can be accessed by any Waterloo School or Cedar Falls School student during school hours by student request.

Individual Health Education Services

IHE is available through Success Street locations at East High, West High and Carver Academy. In addition, IHE can also be arranged at Bunger, Hoover, and Central middle schools, along with Expo Alternative Learning Center and Cedar Falls High School, alternative school, and junior highs.

*For the safety of students, health educators are mandatory reporters and will report certain information as required.

Certified Sexual Health Educators discuss the benefits of abstinence with each student and encourage teens to discuss sexual health, and decision-making with their parent/guardian or another trusted adult. Students have an opportunity to ask questions and receive education and support related to healthy relationships, consent, tactics for handling sexual pressure, birth control options, correct & consistent condom use, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and more. Individual Health Educators also connect students to school, community, and 24/7 resources. 

Certified Sexual Health Educators can provide confidential pregnancy testing at no cost to students. They also make referrals to free & confidential STI testing at Success Street. 


Certified Sexual Health Educators meet with students individually at the student's request; services are never mandatory.


Meetings take place at school, during the school day. Conversations with health educators are kept confidential meaning we won’t share your information with parents, teachers, counselors, coaches, or health office staff. 

Success Street is inclusive to individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, races, and beliefs. Staff create a safe and welcoming space for students to ask questions, receive education, and access resources. 

Confidential STI/HIV Testing

Confidential STI testing and treatment is provided during the school day by Black Hawk County Public Health at West High School and East High School. Providers can test for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and viral hepatitis. Free treatment is provided on site with the exception of HIV. Referrals are made for HIV treatment.  

These services are available at no cost to students.


Circle is an evidence-informed program for middle and high school-aged individuals who identify as female. Circle offers a safe space to discuss healthy relationships, communication skills, self-esteem, friendships, positive body image, mental health, decision making, and more. 

Circle aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices. 

Circle support groups are facilitated by health educators at area middle and high schools upon request. 



SiHLE (Sisters Informing, Healing, Living & Empowering) is an evidence-based curriculum specifically for African American individuals who identify as female between the ages of 12-19. SiHLE provides education on gender and cultural pride, sexual health, communication skills, healthy relationships, and community resources. For more information, contact the SiHLE Coordinator, Shinita Crawley at

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