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COLORado 1in3 Youth Leadership Council

The COLORado 1in3 Youth Leadership Council is recruiting!

The 1 in 3 Campaign takes its name from the reality that 1 in 3 women in the United States will have an abortion in her lifetime. The campaign aims to de-stigmatize abortion by creating a new dialogue that puts people at the center of the conversation about abortion rights and access.

About the Program

COLORado 1in3 Youth Leadership Council recruits student activists ages 18-24 who conduct outreach on college campuses to collect stories of individuals who have faced stigma, judgment and shame for considering or seeking abortion care. In the U.S. one out of three women will have an abortion in her lifetime, and real stories are shifting narratives and can influence policy. Council members are essential to de-stigmatization efforts and story collection foster healing and empowerment.

Partnership

Advocates for Youth partners with COLOR and students on college campuses across the United States to engage in civic and cultural advocacy work to de-stigmatize abortion and promote access to abortion services. Members of 1 in 3 student chapters will serve as activists, advocates and spokespeople on abortion access in their community and around the country. They will also be the leaders in carrying out some of our most notable national events as Advocates for Youth will provide selected 1 in 3 Campaign Student Chapters with advocacy and media training, ongoing technical support, campaign supplies, and seed grants each semester for related campus events. Other in person trainings will also be available throughout the year.

Campaign Student Goals

  • Mobilize fellow students to end the culture of shame and stigma that people are made to feel about abortion and work toward building a culture of empathy and support
  • Create a space where people feel comfortable coming forward and sharing their experiences with abortion on campu
  • Create a space where people feel comfortable coming forward and sharing their experiences with abortion on campu
  • Educate the media on issues related to abortion access
  • Advocate for policies that promote access to abortion on a local and national level