Support Sexual Health Education for 12000 Students

by Young Women's Project

Summary

Through workshops, curricula development, teacher training, advocacy, and youth organizing, YWP will ensure comprehensive sexual health education for DC High School students.
$985
total raised
17
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Reproductive health is a life or death issue for many DC teens who face the highest rates of HIV and STIs in the US. With little guidance from schools or parents, teens are not equipped to make responsible, healthy decisions. Comprehensive sexual health education is not being taught in DC high schools currently: 12,000 students without critical health information, skills, and services. YWP is filling the gap through peer education, organizing, and curricula development and implementation.

Solution

Our work is teen-led and includes sexual health workshops, condom distribution, one-to-one peer outreach, school assemblies, curricula development, setting up school-based youth action councils, and working with decision makers to change policy.

Long-Term Impact

This project will educate 12,000 teen men and women, providing support and options that enable them to make healthy sexual decisions, reduce rates of STIs, HIV, and unplanned pregnancy.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.youngwomensproject.org
Washington Post Article about Teen Testimony
DC Council Report on Sexual Health

Organization Information

Young Women's Project

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​youngwomensproject.org
Project Leader:
Nadia Moritz
Executive Director
Washington, DC, District of Columbia United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Find another project in United States or in Women and Girls that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.