A team of teens committed to increase access to reliable information regarding sexual and reproductive health.
Peer Educators are trained to educate others about pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, LGBTQ+ issues, and teen access to services. Peer Educators meet weekly for a 6 month time commitment. Peer Educators engage their peers through ACT's signature campaigns, Don't Let A Hot Date Turn Into a Due Date (a campaign to raise awareness during school dance season regarding condom usage and access to contraception and Pharmacy Access (to increase access to emergency contraception and teen friendly pharmacy services). Other avenues of engagement include social media, street outreach, participation in events and presentations.
Good opportunity to meet other teens who want to make a difference, great community involvement and valuable recognition, help teens gain access to clinics and pharmacies, looks great on college application, gain knowledge about reproductive health, develop public speaking skills, and gain access to future opportunities.
To increase knowledge of comprehensive sexual health and teen pregnancy education to teens and young adults.
To decrease unintended pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted infections;
To develop leadership skills among local teens;
To increase access to teen friendly clinics and pharmacies.