Rights. Respect. Responsibility.

Advocates for Youth is a national and international non-profit that champions programs and advocates for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. Advocates envisions a society that views sexuality as normal and healthy and treats young people as a valuable resource. Advocates' Youth Activist Network stands 75,000 strong on 1,000 campuses and in tens of thousands of communities around the world.

Advocates for Youth champions programs and advocates for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. Through its vision of Rights.Respect. Responsibility.® ("3Rs"), Advocates believes that

  • youth have an inalienable RIGHT to accurate and complete sexual and reproductive health information, confidential services, and a secure stake in the future;
  • youth deserve RESPECT—valuing them means involving them in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and policies that affect their health and well-being;
  • and society has the RESPONSIBILITY to provide young people with the tools they need to safeguard their sexual health, while young people have the RESPONSIBILITY to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

About National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

Friday, April 10, 2015 marks the third national observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people as well as highlight the growing efforts of young people engaged in the response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. To find a NYHAAD event in your community or participate in our petition, please visit youthaidsday.org.

To learn more about Advocates for Youth, please visit their website.

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