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 Education Program
Our online peer education programoffers peer-to-peer support. Through brief bios from peer educators of diverse backgrounds, Web site visitors can select an online peer educator that they would feel comfortable communicating with. Online peer educators answer questions posed by visitors and point them to appropriate resources but online peer educators do not provide medical advice. They are also responsible for helping develop content and writing articles on YouthResource as well as for offering advice and support to Advocates for Youth. If you are 13 to 24 and interested in this program please email us for complete information.
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!