Youth & Young Adults
Sexual Health Education (SELF)

Sexual Health Education (SELF)

Group of Teens

Sexual Health Education for Youth & Families

Sexual health is important to the wellbeing of youth throughout their lives. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota offers a comprehensive sexual health and teen pregnancy prevention program called Seeing and Exploring Life’s Future (SELF).

SELF is for all ages and stages of life to empower youth and those who support them with:

  • Knowledge and tools to promote healthy sexuality
  • Good decision-making
  • Forming positive, caring relationships.

SELF: seeing and exploring life's future

Here are some highlights from the 2022-2023 school year with SELF.


Our Services

Our services can be tailored for virtually any audience, including students and educators, parents and caregivers, community groups, professionals, clergy and youth leaders:

Schools and Higher Education
Disability-Centered Education
Parents and Caregivers
Peer Education
Community Groups and Faith-Based Organizations
Professional Education
Custom Workshops

Contact us to see how we can tailor a program to meet your needs.



Sexual Health & Hygiene Social Stories

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s (LSS) SELF team created these sexual health and hygiene social stories with the intention of supporting individuals, their parents, caregivers, and families in necessary sexual health and hygiene practices.

SELF Video

Watch our video showcasing the importance of sexuality education, featuring youth who have participated in Student Movement to Achieve in School & Home (SMASH) programming with the LSS SELF team.

In the video youth talk about the importance of healthy relationships, consent, communication and how SELF’s work provides them with the tools to pursue their goals. You will also hear from LSS SELF team members and other youth workers as they describe the value of accessible, relevant and meaningful sexuality education for everyone.