WHAT WE STAND FOR
Advocating for respect, dignity and fairness in systems, policies, and organizations’ treatment of youth and young adults.
Compassion for youth and young adults, without shaming, judging, blaming, or finger pointing.
Promoting self-efficacy and the importance of preventing STDs through responsible decision making and behaviors.
Assuring up-to-date and youth-friendly approaches to treatment, removing barriers to access, and encouraging testing and treatment.
Factual information and knowledge provided with cultural humility between youth and each other, and among those in the community who can support the health and wellbeing of youth and young adults (parents and family members, health care providers, faith and community leaders and others).
WHAT WE STAND AGAINST
Bias against any person based on age, race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, beliefs, faith or socioeconomic or immigration status.
High number of STD cases among young people in Los Angeles County.