Advocates for Youth

For General Operating Support

Overview
Advocates for Youth promotes programs and policies that help young people around the world make informed decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The organization has a particular emphasis on educating youth themselves to become effective reproductive health advocates and aggressively uses new media and social networking to reach and motivate large numbers of young people. This unrestricted grant would help Advocates for Youth continue to provide information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media.
About the Grantee
Address
2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036-3353
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Young Women of Color Leadership Council  
This grant will support Advocates for Youth’s Young Women of Color Leadership Council program. This program prepares young women of color to run successful advocacy campaigns focused on reproductive issues on college campuses by training them on advocacy and organizing, developing their leadership skills, and identifying opportunities to elevate their voices for policy and cultural changes. Additionally, the grant will help Advocates for Youth expand their reach and program with the launch of their new campaign, The Future Is Young Women of Color. This campaign aims to refocus conversations on reproductive health, rights, and justice to center the needs and priorities of young women of color.
for support of the 1 in 3 Campaign  
This grant to Advocates for Youth will support the 1 in 3 Campaign, a nationwide effort to increase the visibility of abortion experiences through storytelling. This is done by the gathering and disseminating of women’s stories, events like the online national abortion speak-out, and a play that tours nationally. The campaign’s long-term goal is to help people see abortion through personal experiences and to increase public and political support for abortion rights.

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