Sex Ed Youth Video Project

YouthCO is providing a paid leadership opportunity for youth aged 14-19 years old who are interested in sharing their thoughts and experiences around sex education in BC!

We're making six videos to support our Sex Ed Is Our Right project! Each video will feature a youth sharing their experiences with the sexual health education curriculum. YouthCO's Peer Education Coordinator will work with you to create key messages that we'll use to encourage our provincial government to support sex ed that is relevant, standardized, delivered by knowledgeable educators, and fun! This builds on our report, which includes ideas from over 600 high school students in 84 communities in BC!

We're looking to hear about what's working for youth, what could be improved upon, and to let youth lead the conversation. This project will aim to produce six videos (1-2 minutes each) starring youth to be shared on our Sex Ed is Our Right website and media platforms. We'll provide youth with a $100 honorarium each for participating, as well as snacks during filming sessions. We want to hear from youth wherever you are in the province! we will work to support you throughout the process, and answer any questions.

Sounds fun? email ghadad@youthco.org to participate! Participants will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis.

 


YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!