Beer, Food… Sex Ed?

Reuben's staff celebrate a winning game at SERVE 2018 (CNW Group/Head and Hands)

 Montreal bars rally for the 14th year, serving up sex ed through volleyball

MONTREALJuly 24, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Head & Hands’ Sense Project has been supplementing Quebec’s insufficient sex education program since 2005. Despite the government’s 2017 decision to bring sex education back into the curriculum, it has stagnated in the pilot phase for more than two years. The Sense Project employs an approach that are trans- and queer-positive, casual, and non-judgmental. Delivered by a team of trained peer facilitators 18-25, the unique combination creates an environment of relatability where teens ask what they want, and get the answers they deserve.

In the last year, the Sense Project made a shift to working more with the Francophone school system, with a 253% increase in the number of safer sex workshops offered in French. The Sense Project also debuted two new workshop series for teens surrounding different sexualities and trans experiences.

Every year, the annual SERVE Beach Volleyball Tournament brings together staff from bars and restaurants from around Montreal raise money for the Sense Project, supporting another year of intervention-based sex education. Every year, the bars raise upwards of $15,000 during a fun-filled day of beer, balls, barbeque, and sex ed facts.

Those who aren’t playing beach volleyball are welcome to bask in the sun at Jeanne Mance Park too! You don’t have to raise money to contribute: all you have to do is buy a hot dog and you’ll be contributing to your community. Kids are welcome too – we have facepainting and childcare available!

“Youth already have a lot of knowledge. They just need to validate that knowledge, and build on it in an environment that feels safe”. – Charlie Morin, Sense Project Coordinator

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The staff of 11 Montreal bars and restaurants and community members who want to support sex education for youth


To support sex education for Montreal youth through a fun day of beach volleyball, games, face painting, and more!


Sunday, July 28th, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Association Montreal Beach
Griffintown, on the canal

SOURCE Head and Hands

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