Sex is... Youth Advisory Board Application
Give your opinion. Be a part of a team. Help to shape and promote a District-wide campaign.

The Youth Advisory Board for DC Health’s Sex Is… campaign provides local youth between the ages of 12 and 20 with the opportunity to practice effective leadership skills while also connecting with other motivated young people across the District. The board will be trained to talk to peers and adults about the campaign themes and messages, including sexual health and sex positivity, as well as learn public speaking, interpersonal communication, and community outreach skills.

The Sex Is… campaign’s mission is to promote open, honest, and judgment-free dialogue about sex, sexuality, and sexual health among youth and between youth and trusted adults. Learn more about our work at

The campaign is currently recruiting Youth Advisory Board members. The paid, year-long position is an integral part of the campaign’s outreach efforts. Compensation varies based on the Board activities and responsibilities.

Youth Advisory Board members will:
Advise DC Health staff and their communications partners on campaign designs, promotional and informational materials, and engagement strategy.
Be trained in safe sexual health practices, as well as public speaking and outreach practices to be able to speak to their peers and community about the campaign and related topics.
Solicit feedback from peers and give feedback on campaign content in the form of surveys, texts, emails, and in-person meetings.
Attend monthly Board meetings and outreach events (which may be scheduled during evenings and weekends).
Represent the campaign at events, conferences, workshops, and more.
Contribute to the conversation on campaign social media platforms: Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook.

You might be a good Board member if:
You live in the District and are between the ages of 12 and 20.
You’re good at listening and providing feedback.
You like planning and attending events.
You get excited about talking to your peers about health topics, including sexual health.

If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must provide consent for your participation in the Board and various Board activities. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. The first Youth Advisory Board meeting will happen in September, date to be announced.

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