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We’re excited to welcome young activists from around the country to the 2022 Youth Activist Institute! This year’s theme is Fighting Back While Under Attack.

Over the last few years, young people around the country have felt the attacks on bodily autonomy in all aspects of their lives. We are coming together to train and prepare you to build and take radical political action in the upcoming year.

During the YAI, we hope you will connect with one another across the 10 councils in our Youth Activist Network, receive training in grassroots organizing for change, hear from speakers around a variety of topics connected to our work, and speak out to make tangible, powerful change.

Featured Speaker: Kabir Amari

Kabir Amari has served Broward County Public Schools LGBTQ+ students, staff and families by providing intersectional and social justice-centered queer and trans-inclusive programming and initiatives. Some of their proudest moments include planning Gay-Straight Alliance summits, creating a professional development course entitled “Educating LGBTQ+ Students with an Intersectional Framework,” establishing the District’s first scholarship for LGBTQ+ student-athletes and more. Kabir Amari believes that youth are the experts of their own experiences and intentionally includes student leaders in all levels of LGBTQ+ decision making.

About Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth envisions a society in which all young people are valued, respected and treated with dignity; sexuality is accepted as a healthy part of being human; and youth sexual development is normalized  and embraced.  In such a world, all youth and young adults are celebrated for who they are and afforded honest, affirming, inclusive sex education; access to confidential, universal sexual health services; and the economic, educational, and social power to exercise their bodily autonomy and make informed decisions regarding their health and well-being.

Advocates for Youth partners with young people and their adult allies to champion youth rights to bodily autonomy and build power to transform policies, programs and systems to secure sexual health and equity for all youth.

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