Bedford-Stuyvesant Prep High School is planning an assembly where they are going to discuss safe sex and hand out condoms to the students before prom night. Click below to read the full story.
Brooklyn high schoolers attending their prom next month can leave with a party favor – a free condom.
Hundreds of condoms will be made available to students at Bedford-Stuyvesant Preparatory High Schoolâ€™s prom on June 7, the schoolâ€™s principal told the Daily News.
â€œThis is necessary,â€ said Darryl Rascoe. â€œItâ€™s practical and itâ€™s the right thing to do.â€
Condoms have been available at the Marcy Ave. school for three years, but this is the first time they will be supplied at the prom, Rascoe said.
He was motivated to offer them to combat exposure to sexually transmitted diseases like HIV – and to try to cut down on teen pregnancies.
â€œThere are several kids in our school who already have children,â€ said Rascoe, who has been principal at the 130-student â€œtransferâ€ school for three years.
â€œWeâ€™re fooling ourselves if we think we can leave this up to teams to be proactive.â€
The school will host a safe-sex assembly before distributing the condoms, which are being provided by NV Healthcare.
About 25 kids are expected to attend the prom, which will be held at an off-site venue that has yet to be determined, Rascoe said.
All city public high schools are required to offer condoms in a designated health room, though parents can decide to opt their children out of the program, according to the Department of Education .