Summer programs teach teens about health, science

At the Options For Youth offices in Hyde Park, dozens of posters cover white walls and display a plethora of information: diagrams of the male and female reproductive systems, the different types of birth control and tips for healthy communication in relationships.

At the front of the room on an August night, a young man in dress clothes points to a poster of “The Five Love Languages.” They are: words of encouragement, appropriate physical touch, quality time, acts of service and giving meaningful gifts.