SHAPE strives to create an environment in which
MET students can engage in open and honest discussion about sexuality
and sexual health. In SHAPE workshops, Brown students provide accurate information and facilitate discussion about sex-related
topics in a classroom setting. The basic curriculum covers such topics
as anatomy and physiology, contraception, STIs, HIV/AIDS, and healthy
relationships. Advanced workshops address gender and sexuality, sex in
the media, sex in politics, and body image. In the SHAPE Peer Educators program, Brown students train MET high school students to become peer sexual health educators.
The program is based out of the Brown University Swearer Center for Public Service.