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Publication Year:  2023  

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Key Challenges & Opportunities to Support Thriving Youth

End of summer means it’s time to head back to school! Check out a conversation with GTY and three field leaders as they talk about trends, challenges, and opportunities, what’s important for funders to know, and how we can all act to support thriving youth.

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    Webinar Resources: Reproductive Health Care is Foundational to Thriving

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    Webinar Resources: Reproductive Health Care is Foundational to Thriving

    Publication Year:  2023  

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    A Discussion with Youth Leaders and Reproductive Health Advocates

    On June 28, GTY, Youth Transition Funders Group and Grantmakers for Girls of Color hosted a discussion with youth leaders and reproductive health advocates.

    Youth Leaders Told Us

    • Regardless of where they live, young people are concerned about further regressive measures, especially targeting queer and trans individuals.
    • They need accurate and trustworthy information to push back against stigmatizing narratives.
    • They rely on community-based organizations that provide education, medical care, testing, and other services related to reproductive health equity and word-of-mouth recommendations to find care.
    • They need peer support and safe spaces where they are listened to and can advocate for themselves effectively.
    • They want their basic needs met without having to fight so hard.

    What Funders Can Do

    • Support programs that focus on youth reproductive health issues. 
    • Listen to young people in your community.
    • Support comprehensive approaches that go beyond access to medical procedures to include health education, mental health support, transportation costs, lost wages and more.
    • Amplify narratives to dispel stigmatizing social norms around sexuality and gender to improve health care outcomes.

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