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 and organizing community members around creating a world that is safe and affirming for all Black and Brown youth.
For more information, email us at [email protected] or call 212-343-0114 ext. 3524 to speak to the TORCH staff.