Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Young Women of Color Leadership Council Deadline Friday

Young Women of Color Leadership Council

Calling: young women of color between the ages of 14-24 and are African American/Black,Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina, and/or Native American.

The deadline is Friday, June 15th.

The Young Women of Color Leadership Council is composed of young
leaders and activists who come together to promote a message of
prevention and empowerment. All of the Council's work is a
collaboration of diversity and passion, in the hopes of affecting a
million more young women of color.

Due to the alarming rates of HIV and AIDS among young women of color,
the Young Women of Color Leadership Council (YWOCLC) was started to
promote HIV prevention among this at-risk population and build youth
leaders.

YWOCLC currently consists of eighteen women from all across the
country who have come together to prevent the spread of HIV in our
communities, especially among other young women of color. We are
advocating for the inclusion of young women of color in HIV prevention
programs so they will become involved in fighting HIV in their
respective communities.

MISSION

The Young Women of Color Leadership Council is composed of young women
of color, leaders and activists, who have come together to promote a
message of prevention and empowerment. All of our work is a
collaboration of diversity and passion, coming together in the hopes
of affecting a million more.

STRATEGIES

The goals of the Council are:
Educate: We raise awareness among young people, especially young women
of color, about the need for HIV prevention efforts for themselves and
other young people.
Include: We advocate for the inclusion of young women of color in the
planning, implementation, and evaluation of HIV prevention programs.
Empower: We need all young people, especially our sisters of color, to
get involved in fighting HIV and AIDS in our communities

What Do We Do?
Attend and present workshops at national/regional conferences.
Conduct presentations for community-based organizations, high schools,
colleges and other venues about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young
women of color.
Partner with youth-serving, community-based organizations to better
reach, serve, and include young women of color in HIV prevention
activities.
Establish local Young Women of Color Leadership Councils to mobilize
young women of color to get actively involved in local HIV prevention
efforts and to build local leadership among young women.
Join HIV Prevention Community Planning Groups to ensure they address
issues important to stopping HIV among youth and young women of color.
Address community leaders, decision makers, and legislators.
Provide interviews about the Council members work to magazines,
newspapers, and television stations.

For more info:
Trina Scott
Program Manager, Young Women of Color Initiatives
Advocates for Youth
2000 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20037
202-419-3420, ext. 17
202-419-1448 fax

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