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About YouthResource

Mission

YouthResource is a Web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth, by providing information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy. Through monthly features, message boards, and online peer education, GLBTQ youth receive information on activism, culture, sexual health, and other issues that are important to them.

YouthResource is a Web site hosted by 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 believes that:

  • Adolescents have the right to balanced, accurate, and realistic sexuality education, confidential and affordable sexual health services, and a secure stake in the future.
  • Youth deserve respect. Today, they are perceived only as part of the problem. Valuing young people means they are part of the solution and are included in the development of programs and policies that affect their well-being.
  • 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, including HIV.

Online Peer Support
Youth leaders offer online peer-to-peer support. They answer questions posed by visitors and point them to appropriate resources; however they do not provide medical advice. Visitors to the YouthResource website can select an online youth leader that they would feel comfortable
communicating with by reviewing brief bios here.

Feature Writers
We are always looking for young people to help develop content and write feature articles for our site. If you have an idea for a feature article or would like to contribute to an existing section of our Web site, e-mail YouthResource.  Or, register as an Amplify user and write a blog!

Contributions
If you wish to support our work and ensure that YouthResource will remain online, please donate to Advocates for Youth.

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