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Joining our Youth Activist Network is how so many change-makers get their start in activism, make friends with activists across the country, and begin to build their power as organizers.


Join our Youth Activist Network to be one of over 100 youth activists aged 14-24 in a year-long fellowship who receive training, support, and $600 per semester to organize for reproductive justice in your community! Those accepted will be flown to Washington, DC to receive in-depth training at our Youth Activist Institute this coming September 5th-9th.

Our activists have used our training and resources to bring gender-neutral housing to their campus, pass state legislation expanding abortion access, urge their campuses to adopt better policies to combat sexual assault, advocate for better HIV policies in their cities, educate their communities about LGBTQ Muslims, and so much more. Each council works on different issue areas related to young people’s reproductive and sexual health. Take a look at each program page below for more information.

Accepted applicants will get two $600 stipends (one per semester). Responsibilities include:

  • Speaking about the work of your council on your campus or in your local community
  • Attending virtual council meetings
  • Checking in with your council coordinator, a member of Advocates for Youth staff who can provide advice and guide your activism
  • Planning, promoting, and participating in weeks of action (here’s an example from Abortion Out Loud, and here’s an example from YWOC)
  • Creating content such as newsletters, brochures, and social media toolkits (here’s an example from #FreeThePill Youth Council).
  • Speaking to media about issues if you’re comfortable (we provide training!) 
  • Click below to read more about the council you’re interested in joining, as each council has unique qualifications and priorities.
Know Your IX

Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project that empowers students to end gender-based and sexual violence in their schools.

Muslim Youth Leadership Council

The Muslim Youth Leadership Council (MyLC) is a group of Muslim-identifying people working locally and nationally as activists, organizers, writers, and leaders on intersectional issues affecting young Muslims.

Student Organizing

The Student Organizing Team is a cohort of rad students from across the country that lead campaigns to make material improvements in student lives!


YWOC is a council of women and nonbinary organizers of color who are working to educate, empower, and fight back against issues impacting our communities through a reproductive justice lens.

YouthResource Leadership Program

YouthResource (YR) is a year-long development and leadership program designed by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ+) youth of color.

Engaging Communities around HIV Organizing

Engaging Communities around HIV Organizing (ECHO) is a year-long organizing leadership development program for young people living with HIV.

Abortion Out Loud Campaign

Abortion Out Loud, formerly the 1 in 3 Campaign, harnesses the power of storytelling, grassroots organizing, leadership development, and policy advocacy to end abortion stigma and strengthen support for young people’s access to abortion.

#FreeThePill Youth Council

Young people working in their communities to bring birth control pills over-the-counter, covered by insurance with no age-restriction.

Still have questions? Watch our FAQ video below, where Advocates for Youth staff go over each program and answer questions. Feel free to fast forward to the program that interests you.

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