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Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to: honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth. Advocates for Youth relies on dedicated staff to accomplish our mission.
Youth Activist Network Manager
The Youth Activist Network (YAN) consists of approximately 75,000 youth from across the United States willing to take action to support young people’s rights to comprehensive sexual health information and services. Through new media, face-to-face meetings, and intensive trainings, Advocates provides these young people with information and builds their skills on issues such as reproductive and sexual health, advocacy, media outreach, and youth organizing, among other topics, in order to create an active and mobilized network of youth activists willing to conduct cultural and political advocacy.
The Policy Analyst will serve as one of the organization’s advocacy voices and promote policies for youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) on Capitol Hill, within the Administration and federal agencies, at international meetings and with colleague organizations; represent and boldly champion Advocates’ policy priorities on coalitions; analyze the impact of legislation and regulation on young people; develop materials, policy briefs, public comments, and reports; organizes lobby visits for youth and adult activists and other staff members; and work closely with Advocates’ program, organizing and communications staff. The Policy Analyst will also collaborate with the International Youth Health & Rights department to support and inform Advocates programmatic work, as well as support the International Youth Leadership Council (IYLC) in their youth advocacy work. The Policy Analyst must be knowledgeable in the policy issues surrounding young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights at an international and domestic level, able to assert Advocates’ policy priorities, and able to develop forward-thinking and original strategy, while keeping track of details.
International AMAZE Fellow for global partnerships
Under the supervision of the Director of the International Youth Health and Rights Division, the International AMAZE Fellow will assist in efforts to maintain and expand collaborations with partner organizations around the world, with a focus on developing, expanding, and maintaining systems and resources to facilitate and track partnerships.