TORCH is a paid peer education program that centers Black and Brown NYC youth. Our workshops combine sexual and reproductive health/rights/justice education and leadership training. Operating from a queer, feminist lens the program incorporates youth driven community action initiatives and fosters strong community partnerships to:

  • Provide knowledge and empowerment opportunities for young people to make informed choices;
  • Support the next generation of the sexual reproductive justice movement by fostering awareness and activism.
  • Offer accessible comprehensive sexuality education that is medically accurate and inclusive of various identities and experiences.


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TORCH peer leaders undergo a summer training program, and in the fall, begin to share their knowledge with other teens by facilitating workshops around New York City.

For more information, email us at info@TORCHprogram.org or call 212-343-0114 ext. 3524 to speak to the TORCH staff.

We’re now accepting applications for TORCH Peer Leaders! Apply today!

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