Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) Young Leaders Project is launching the ‘You Know You’ campaign today. The campaign is calling for young people across England to get involved in a new sex and relationship education project.
THT is looking for 13-19 year olds in London, Eastern England, the South East, the South West, the West Midlands, the North West and Yorkshire and Humberside to get involved. Each area needs a board of twelve young people working on a grant giving scheme which funds sex and relationship education (SRE) projects. The aim is for young people to educate their peers so all the projects funded will be created and run by other teenagers.
As well as increasing knowledge on sexual health, the project will help young people develop the skills to make informed and healthy decisions around relationships and sex. It will also build their vocational and project management skills.
Gareth Davies, Young Leaders Project Manager at Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) said “The UK has the worst sexual health in Western Europe so we wanted to take a fresh approach to sex and relationships education. The Young Leaders project will be run by young people, for young people, and we aim to make a real difference. If you’re interested in getting involved, please come along to one of our events and find out what it’s all about! ”
THT is particularly keen to involve people who are disproportionately affected by sexual ill-health in the project, including those from minority ethnic groups as well as gay and bisexual young men.
Those who are interested in joining should sign up to attend one of the events being held across the country. For further information about this please visit www.tht.org.uk/youknowyou