PPSE's Teen Advocates for Sexual Health (TASH) 2020-2021 Application
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Planned Parenthood Southeast's Teen Advocates for Sexual Health (TASH) program. The TASH team consists of high school students from the surrounding Birmingham area who are interested in learning how to make healthy decisions and become leaders in their communities.

TASH members learn through fun and interactive lessons and experiences. The knowledge that will be gained from TASH will help high school students become leaders among their peers and become advocates for sexual health education and awareness within Alabama. Examples of topics that will be covered include consent, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and more.

In order to be considered for the role as a TASH member, you must complete the following application. Only 12 applicants will be selected for a paid position. If you are not selected for a paid position, you can receive community service or internship hours if desired. In the event that social distancing is recommended during the time of the program, this opportunity will shift to a virtual format.

Applications are due September 9th. Decisions will be emailed September 11th.
Email address *
Part One. Applicant Information
All information provided in the application will be kept confidential.
Name *
Pronouns *
Birthday *
Racial Identity *
Are You Hispanic? *
County of Residence *
Zip Code *
Phone Number *
High School *
High School Classification for 2020-2021 School Year *
T Shirt Size (unisex sizing) *
Part Two. Parent/Guardian Information
Parent/Guardian Name *
Relationship to You? *
Parent/Guardian Phone Number *
Parent/Guardian Email Address
Part Three. Interview Questions
What other extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, organizations, work) would you be involved in while a part of TASH? *
Tell us of your experience or lack of with sexual education. This can be any type of sexual education, whether it was with your parent/guardian, at school, or by yourself. *
Tell me about a favorite memory or a memorable event that has happened in your life. This can be a funny, happy, or life changing event. *
What topics would you like to learn about while apart of TASH? *
Part Four. TASH Program Details and Requirements
TASH members will attend a mandatory two day weekend retreat in September to jump start the new year. Beginning in October, members will meet monthly for 2 hours at Planned Parenthood's Birmingham Health Center. During these meetings, TASH members will participate in fun, interactive activities that will be dedicated to cultivating healthy decision making skills.

Members of TASH are eligible to receive community service hours, internship hours, OR cash stipends. The cash stipend for the program is $15 per hour. If you are interested in receiving community service hours or internship hours please indicate below.

Topics that will be covered include Healthy Relationships, Communication, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), and many more. Lesson plans include fun topics such as condom races, STI Jeopardy, and more fun games. TASH members will also participate in community activities such as marching in the Birmingham Pride Parade, taking a tour of the Crisis Center, and interacting with guest speakers.

TASH members are also required to organize an education event with their affiliated high school or organization. This education event can be an educational workshop for a specific class, club, or the entire student body. Additionally, outreach or tabling events can also be organized. At the end of the year, TASH members will complete an end of the year project to demonstrate their knowledge and skills learned throughout the program duration.
Will you be able to attend a mandatory two day retreat the weekend of September 26th? *
Will you have access to reliable transportation to attend meetings and other events? If you have any transportation conflicts, please let us know so we can prepare accommodations. *
Are you applying to fulfill community service or internship hour requirements? *
Part Five: TASH Application Agreements
As a member of TASH, I agree to complete the following TASH requiremnts by the end of the program: *
Do you have any additional comments or questions about participation in TASH?
How did you hear about this opportunity *
Have you been refered by a previous TASH member? If so who?
Thank you for submitting your application! Decisions will be emailed September 11th. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at Coi.Jones@ppse.org.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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