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Hey everyone!

Exciting news! Applications to become a Great American Condom Campaign Spring Semester SafeSite are now open!

In case you forgot, The Great American Condom Campaign is a youth-led grassroots movement to reduce unintended pregnancies and the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections by normalizing condom use on college and university campuses. Students from across the country apply to become SafeSites, individual condom distribution points, and receive a box of 500 Trojan condoms to distribute to their peers. SafeSites are also tasked with educating their peers about safer sex and advocating on campus and within their community for the sexual and reproductive health rights of young adults.

During fall semester, 1,000 SafeSites distributed over 500,000 condoms to students on 679 campuses. SafeSites were established in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Condoms were distributed at a health fair at Concord University, a Halloween Dance at Baldwin-Wallace College, all over campus at UMass Amherst and more! SafeSites partnered with RAs to do educational programs for residents and they also distributed condoms and safer sex information for World AIDS Day.

Sound like fun? Apply for the GACC NOW!

We often receive more applications than we can accept, so make sure your application stands out! Be clear about how you will distribute condoms and why you want to be part of the GACC. To learn more about the GACC and the awesome work of previous SafeSites, go to www.amplifyyourvoice.org/gacc.

Applications to be a Spring Semester SafeSite are open through January 3, 2010. It only takes 10 minutes to fill out an application, so start now! If you have any questions, please email julia@advocatesforyouth.org.

Do it for your country.

PS: If you were a SafeSite last semester (Fall 2010) DO NOT fill out a new application. Instead, please complete the Fall 2010 SafeSite survey that we emailed to you last week.

PPS: At this time, the GACC is only open to college students going to school in the United States, but check out www.amplifyyourvoice.org to learn about other ways you can get involved in sexual health advocacy!