Youth Initiatives

Youth Ambassadors Council in Hillsboro, OR Expands Access to Teen-Friendly Reproductive Health Care

The members of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) at the Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club are changemakers in their community, and in 2016, NIRH was proud to support them as they work towards their goal of increasing access to teen-friendly reproductive health care.

In the first quarter of 2016, the Hillsboro School Board voted 4-3 […]

Empowering LGBT Youth as Advocates in Central Pennsylvania

Far too often, LGBT youth are overlooked in the development and delivery of sexuality education programs, with the result that they lack the information and tools they need to make healthy, informed decisions about their sexuality and reproductive health. In 2017, NIRH partnered with the Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania and the LGBT Center […]

Improving Sexual Health Education in New York City

In New York City, NIRH chairs the Sexuality Education Alliance of New York City (SEANYC), a long-standing coalition of parents, students, educators, direct service providers, and advocacy organizations, all fighting for comprehensive, K-12 sexuality education that meets the National Sexuality Education Standards for all NYC youth.

Since 2011, New York City Department of Education (DOE) has […]

SisterReach Releases First Report in Tennessee to Center the Voices of People of Color on Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Tennessee’s abstinence-only education policies are harmful to communities across the state, and that is especially clear in Shelby County, where STI rates are much higher than the national average and rising. One of Tennessee’s laws, known as the “Gateway Sexual Activity” law, forbids individuals or organizations from discussing “non-abstinence as an appropriate or acceptable behavior” […]