Pizza & Puberty

Come learn about and celebrate your growing body and mind


Adolescents and their trusted adult are warmly invited to an afternoon of learning, growing and celebrating puberty. Our workshops are designed to impart fact-based information, develop skills, and provide support. Each curious kid should bring one trusted adult (siblings in the same class can share the adult). We like to say this is a sex ed course, but we don’t talk about sex!

$20 per pair: one adult and one kid/sibling group
We have room for 16 people (8 kids + 8 trusted adults)

30 minutes before the workshop: arrive to order food and drink


13 Virtues Brewing
6410 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202

Pizza & Puberty

Friday, May 17th, 6-8pm: 5th-7th Grade Girls
Tuesday, May 21st, 6-8pm:
5th-7th Grade Boys

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Our Teachers:

Rachel Ginocchio, MPH

Rachel Ginocchio, MPH

Peter Mortola, PhD  Click  HERE  to listen to Peter’s recent interview on KATU

Peter Mortola, PhD

Click HERE to listen to Peter’s recent interview on KATU


Our Curriculum:

We believe that the best place for discussions around sexual health are in the home. Along with a comprehensive school-based curriculum, Roads To Family is here to help prompt, continue, and inspire those interactions by providing fact-based information, skills, and support for families. One of your jobs as an 'askable adult' will be to add your family’s values into the continued conversations. It’s not really about having The Talk with you child. It’s about having lots and lots of conversations.

Though the focus of our workshop will be on puberty and our changing bodies, often students know more and are curious about additional topics. These topics are not always comfortable, and can be quite surprising. So, be prepared for all the topics within comprehensive sexuality education that may arise: sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology, puberty, menstruation, gender identity, sexual orientation, body image, relationships, decision-making, sexual activity, masturbation, friendships, family structures, abuse & assault, consent, affection, sensuality, & pleasure, feelings & emotions, contraception. 

Our discussion will be guided by Portland Public School’s Comprehensive Sexuality Education Policy which was developed in accordance with Federal, State, and District laws and policies, health education standards, and best practices.

We draw largely from curriculum developed by Advocates for Youth’s K-12, Rights, Respect, Responsibility comprehensive sexuality education curriculum