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Adolescent Health Advocacy Day 2017

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Join young people from across North Carolina on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 in Raleigh to speak YOUTH to power at Adolescent Health Advocacy Day 2017!

We've asked more than 150 young people from across North Carolina what policy makers can do to help them lead healthier lives. On March 7th, young people from all across the state will convene at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh to talk, listen, and share. Throughout the day, they'll connect with legislators to share stats, stories, and strategies to improve adolescent health.

Based on feedback from young people, AHAD 2017 will center on young people's experiences and needs related to:

  • mental health; 
  • sex education; and 
  • access to healthcare—specifically reproductive health. 

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Key Details

Check-in Time Starts: 9:00 AM

AHAD: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: NC Museum of History, 5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601 (Note that the museum is just across the street from the Legislative Building. Groups will walk across the street to meet with legislators.) 

Who can attend: AHAD is about connecting legislators with young voices. We invite both youth groups with their adult leaders and individual young people. Youth-serving professionals and advocates are also welcome, but should understand that youth are a primary audience for some of the coordinated sessions and presentations. 

Lunch will be on your own. 

If you have questions, please contact Jenny Palmer at jpalmer@shiftnc.org or 919-226-1880 x104

Participants will gather in the morning at the NC Museum of History Auditorium to organize and learn about issues that matter to them, and then visit lawmakers in the afternoon. 

 

Lunch will be on your own; there are three cafeterias/snack bars at the legislature or you can brown bag it. 

 

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