Teen Health Now Event: Online Organizing and Advocacy Training for Youth!

Teen Health Now is a group of young people across the state of North Carolina working towards eliminating federally abstinence-only programs in NC, adopting a comprehensive sex education policy in the state's health curricula, and changing local policy to support comprehensive sex education in communities. We also work t o raise awareness for many other teen reproductive health issues. Part of our goal for this year is to train and mobilize other young people across the state.  We are doing this by hosting free trainings and events for young people! This spring Shelby Knox is coming to Chapel Hill, NC, to speak at a community forum about sex education.  We are also hosting a free, day long training on the topic of online organizing and advocacy at UNC Chapel Hill. This training is on Saturday, March 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.   Any youth can attend (you can RSVP to the Facebook event here).  This is an amazing opportunity to learn from national leaders in online activism, so please consider attending.  If you know any young people who may be interested, spread the word!  Check out the official event description:
Learn how to make your voice heard! 
We need your help! Teen Health Now, a project of Advocates for Youth and the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina, is a youth activist network in North Carolina that works towards making comprehensive sexuality education available to all young people in North Carolina's middle and high schools.  Recently the Healthy Youth Act was signed into law, and now it is up to us young people to make our voices heard and ensure that the new sex education curriculum is implemented in all schools.  We need your help to make this happen.
Teen Health Now is hosting a 1-day training on Online Organizing and Advocacy this March! Using the Internet and online social media networks is a powerful and effective way to be an activist for change.  This training focuses on how to take your advocacy to the next level, and is centered around reproductive health and sexual health and rights.  
Take your activism to the next level and learn about advocacy related to reproductive health issues.  This daylong event will also include training on how to incorporate online organizing tactics such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogging. Also become knowledgeable about the Healthy Youth Act and the implications the new law poses for youth and sex education in North Carolina.  
Learn how to:
- Create Facebook groups and use them to generate interest about your reproductive health issue
- Tweet with purpose
- Blog effectively and reach a large number of people with your message
This is a FREE training.  We will also provide your breakfast, lunch, and a free t-shirt.
Don’t miss this chance to attend a FREE training by Advocates for Youth, a national leader in online organizing.
To registerVisit http://www.appcnc.org/training and follow the directions to create a user name and password on APPCNC’s website.  Once you’ve done that, click on “Youth Trainings” and register from there.  If you have problems registering, please contact Mary using the information below.
If you have questions about this training, please contact Mary Martin Vance, Teen Health Now Coordinator at mvance@appcnc.org or 919.226.1880.
This training is co-sponsered by VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at UNC, Advocates For Youth, and the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina



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