Overview

  • Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Founded1980
Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts that 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 focuses its work on young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and around the globe. Their Vision: The 3Rs 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 the right to accurate and complete sexual health information, confidential reproductive and sexual health services, and a secure stake in the future. RESPECT: Youth deserve respect. Valuing young people means involving them in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies that affect their health and 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. How They Are Different Advocates for Youth is the only organization that works both in the United States and in developing countries with a sole focus on adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Advocates for Youth occupies a unique niche because it: Brings youth development strategies to the field of adolescent sexual health and sexual health strategies to the field of youth development Integrates strategies related to STIs, HIV/AIDS, and teen pregnancy prevention, fields that often operate in isolation from one another Uses its domestic and international work for learning about and disseminating lessons across borders Provides printed and electronic resources, technical assistance, and training to promote research-based best practices in the field of adolescent sexual health.

Where is Advocates for Youth
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    4Total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Movement Building Coordinator
      United States
    • Director (Cultural Advocacy and Mobilization)
      United States

    Staff at Advocates for Youth have experience in

    Sectors

    • reproductive health
    • youth
    • development
    • research & development
    • events / training

    Countries

    • ghana
    • south africa
    • hong kong
    • united states
    • zimbabwe

    Skills

    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

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    Company Offices
    • United States
    • Washington, DC
    • 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 750