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.

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 or call 212-343-0114 ext. 3524 to speak to the TORCH staff.

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

TORCH Peer Leaders