California

The National Institute supported ACT for Women and Girls' 2015 efforts to advocate for comprehensive sex education in rural Tulare County, the most conservative region of California. ACT positioned youth as leaders and advocates in the relaunch of their sex ed campaign with the new name, “Plan A: Sex Ed for All,” providing an opportunity for marginalized populations – including women, undocumented immigrants, people of color, and the LGBTQ community – to be heard by local officials. ACT also created and strengthened alliances with local youth, parents, and school administrators to advance reproductive justice in California’s Central Valley.