The 2015 Urban Retreat
The 2015 Urban Retreat is approaching and we are so excited! Each year, Advocates for Youth’s amazing youth activists gather in Washington, D.C. for an intense weekend of training and learning from one another. The training is followed by a day on Capitol Hill, where youth activists visit their elected officials in Congress and urge them to support policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.
Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to: honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth. Advocates’ Youth Activist Network (YAN) consists of young people from across the US and around the globe. They represent the global youth movement fighting for every young person’s right to honest sexual health information and affordable sexual health services.
We thank the sponsors of the Urban Retreat, who help make the event possible.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
Feminist Majority Foundation
Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP)
National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF)
People For the American Way (PFAW)/YP4
Physicians for Reproductive Health