The HLYA seeks to educate youth and bring awareness to the policies that affect youth living with HIV and youth that are at high risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). SisterLove engages with youth, ages 13 – 24, on issues including:
- HIV Stigma and Discrimination;
- Reproductive Justice;
- Healthcare Access;
- HIV Criminalization, amongst others.
Youth leaders select the topics of most importance to them and set the policy and advocacy agenda. SisterLove’s staff provides leadership and advocacy training to empower youth to take action in their communities.
The 2016 cohort of youth leaders participated in advocacy days during the Georgia legislative session, presented a policy analysis to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, and filmed a public service announcement for youth on sexual and reproductive health. Check out the video below!