From their mission statement: "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."
Though serious and policy-oriented, the event is also really fun, with a colorful, bright, and creative group of young leaders participating.
CeCe McDonald, an outspoken advocate and folk heroine for trans women of color was the keynote speaker.
I was glad to be of help again. Thanks to director Deb Hauser and all the energetic, highly-capable AFY staff.