Family Tree Clinic

keeping it safe and sexy (KISS) – peer education program

KiSS 2020 is still happening - but we're going virtual!

KISS is a peer-to-peer sex education summer program for LGBTQ youth and allies to train as sexual health educators at Family Tree Clinic.

This is an awesome opportunity for teens to learn about sexual health issues, be trained as a peer educator, and develop leadership and communication skills. 

Peer educators will also earn money by participating in meetings and teaching what they have learned to friends and family! KISS is open to youth ages 14-18.

KiSS will meet virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm from July 7th to August 27th, 2020.

Program perks include:

  • Earn Money!
  • Interactive virtual meetings! 
  • Access to tons of sexual health resources!
  • FREE condoms!
  • FREE lube!
  • FREE birth control teaching kit!

We are accepting applications now through FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2020

Due to the current climate around the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult choice not to run KiSS in person this summer. While we were all looking forward to hosting our 2020 KiSS cohort on site at Family Tree, we know that the most important thing is to prioritize the health and safety of the KiSS participants, coordinators, and everyone else at our clinic. For that reason, we’ve decided to offer KiSS as an interactive virtual program this summer! 

KiSS members will meet twice a week (over video), and participants will be expected to complete some independent work outside of group meetings. We will have interactive group conversations, fun activities, and awesome resources. As always, we will do our best to make KiSS as accessible as we can – we want to make it possible for all participants to engage fully with the group video meetings. If you have questions about accessibility and your ability to participate in virtual KiSS, please reach out!

If you have questions, please contact Jordyn Adeboye by email

Meet the KISS 2020 Coordinators!

Jordyn Adeboye

Jordyn gets f i r e d u p about reproductive justice and sexuality education because they believe that resisting oppression and fighting for liberation starts with exercising our rights to bodily autonomy and self-determination. After graduating from Carleton College in 2015, they worked for two years teaching comprehensive sex ed to youth in English and Spanish. They are so excited to continue working with young folks in this capacity and to learn from their peers as a part of the Family Tree community.
Elleri Scriver

Elleri is a graduate of Family Tree’s KiSS program and has used his passion for sex education to design the very first undergraduate sex education degree at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. He centers queer intersectional pedagogy, radical librarianship, and community advocacy in his life and work. He also enjoys restoring antique clocks, making zines, and baking with his fiance and their cat, Dumpster (who mostly just gets in the way).