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About Amplify & Advocates for Youth

Amplify is a project of Advocates for Youth. Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

Advocates for Youth envisions a society that views sexuality as normal and healthy and treats young people as a valuable resource. The core values of Rights, Respect, Responsibility® (3Rs) animate this vision:

RIGHTS
Youth have rights to accurate and complete sexual health information, confidential reproductive and sexual health services, and a secure stake in the future.

RESPECT
Youth deserve respect. Today, young people are largely perceived as part of the problem. Valuing young people means they are part of the solution and are included in developing programs and policies that affect their well-being.

RESPONSIBILITY
Society has the responsibility to provide young people with the tools they need to safeguard their sexual health, and young people have the responsibility to protect themselves from too-early childbearing and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.

Advocates for Youth provides technical assistance to youth serving organizations and resources to parents, policy makers, and professionals. To learn more, visit www.AdvocatesForYouth.org.

Youth Activist Network

Each year Advocates for Youth directly trains more than 2000 youth activists, helping them to reach their peers with information and advocacy and improve their reproductive and sexual health. As a result of these and other efforts Advocates’ Youth Activist Network (YAN) currently consists of more than 75,000 young people from the U.S. and across the globe. Through Amplify — the YAN’s online home — these young people hope to reach hundreds of thousands more.

Other Websites We Offer

Advocates for Youth
Resources for professionals and youth activists.

1 in 3 Campaign
Help start a new conversation on abortion.

MySistahs
Holistic sexual health resources by and for young women of color and support from peer educators.

YouthResource
Peer education and resources for GLBTQ youth, covering sexual orientation, gender identity, coming out and other issues relevant to the lives of queer young people.

AmbienteJoven
Information and community for Latino gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) youth.

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