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ECHO: Engaging Communities around HIV Organizing


Applications are now closed.

You can still work with Advocates for Youth by joining our Youth Activist Network.


What is ECHO:

Engaging Communities around HIV Organizing (ECHO) is a year-long organizing leadership development program for young people living with HIV. Members of ECHO will be provided with personal, professional and political development to enhance their organizing and mobilizing skills.

What is ECHO’s framework:
Using a social justice framework, ECHO seeks to shift culture and policy by elevating the voices of young people living with HIV. ECHO leaders works to increase the inclusion of young people living with HIV in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Reproductive Justice related programming and policies, especially on issues of LGBTQ health and rights, immigrant rights, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Who should apply to ECHO:
Young people living with HIV ages 14 – 24 who are actively and/or want to be involved with HIV advocacy and organizing in their communities, college campuses and/or in the digital (social media) space.

What is expected of ECHO members?

• Attend Urban Retreat
• Participate on monthly conference calls
• Learn about organizing and mobilizing around HIV related issues
• Lead organizing efforts that promote HIV policy and law reform
• Contribute social media content amplifying the work of ECHO
• Coordinate and participate in AIDS Awareness Week and National Youth HIV Awareness Day
• Contribute to #MyStoryOutLoud digital storytelling project
• Attend and present at National Conferences
Participating in ECHO is a year-long commitment from June 2019 – June 2020.ECHO members qualify for a stipend upon meeting the requirements of the program.If you feel that this application will not properly reflect your experience and/or provides some other type of barrier, but are still interested in being a part of ECHO, please email louie@advocatesforyouth.org.

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