Youth Voice

22 Aug Celebrating 39 Years of Youth-Adult Partnerships

ICAH’s Board of Directors hosted ICAH’s 39th Birthday Party on Saturday, August 6, to celebrate 39 years of youth-adult partnerships. Pork & Mindy’s kindly provided us with a fabulous venue to celebrate our ICAH family! The event was well attended by ICAH youth, adult allies, staff, and board members, and...

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01 Aug Stories from ICAH’s Youth Sexuality Education Residencies

By Tess Levin, Education Intern.This year has been an amazing one for ICAH’s sexuality education program. Our peer led programs and our FYI performance-based workshops have reached over 3,300 young people! Our sex-ed programs, crafted by both adult facilitators and peer educators, promote ICAH’s theory of change, promoting #NoShame, #SafeSpace, #YouthVoice,...

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15 Jul Time to Talk the Talk

By Michelle Vu.Growing up, everything I learned about sex, sexuality, and my body was in small bits of information that adults wanted me to know. “Use protection.” “Don’t have sex.” No one answered the very real and important questions I had, and I was constantly told that I would understand...

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15 Jun 2016 Young Parents Summit

By Nataly Barrera, Chicagoland Organizing Manager.On Thursday, May 26th, ICAH, in collaboration with Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School, hosted a summit for young parents. Over 30 pregnant and parenting young people and 25 adults that work with young people were in attendance.The youth summit was an opportunity...

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Mamas Day Cards by ICAH youth leaders 2015

02 May Mama’s Day: A Celebration for All Mothers

By Akosuah Owusu.As a Youth Leader Counselor, I have experienced many awesome social events that have helped us share who we are (the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health) and what we do (peer education around sexual health, rights, identities, and birth and reproductive justice). Many might not understand why these...

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02 Feb Parental Notification of Abortion & Strike A Convo

By Estephany Salcedo.What is the Parental Notification of Abortion Law (PNA)?The Parental Notification of Abortion law requires medical providers to notify a parent or legal guardian of any minor, 17 or younger, seeking an abortion.Why is this a problem?Some of you may be wondering, why is this a problem? We often hear...

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