Youth activists can and do take their health and rights into their own hands, organizing activism efforts, lobbying policy makers, educating their peers, and taking leadership roles in the United States and around the world.
Advocates’ Youth Activist Network is comprised of tens of thousands of young people with a commitment to securing honest sexual health information and affordable, confidential sexual health services for all young people, as well as redressing health disparities and ending discrimination.
For Youth and Youth Activists
To advocate for young people's rights, visit the online activism hub Amplify.
Join Advocates' Youth Activist Network to help shape the world into one that recognizes adolescent sexual development as normal and healthy and empowers young people as leaders in the fight for social and reproductive justice.
Youth activists from low- and middle-income countries can join Advocates' International Youth Activist Network to connect and share information about their work, receive information about scholarships and networking opportunities; get up-to-date, downloadable advocacy materials and tool kits; and receive a monthly newsletter.
For Adult Allies
Youth-serving professionals can help young people advocate for effective adolescent reproductive and sexual health programs and policies. Visit the working with youth, peer education, youth development, and youth-adult partnerships pages to learn more.
Visit the Activist Resources section for tools to support your own work as an activist. To learn more about Advocates' youth programs click on the images to the left.