The Teen Advocates are a corps of teenagers from Brooklyn, the Bronx, and the Lower East Side of Manhattan who are trained as peer educators by Planned Parenthood of New York City. They engage in outreach in their communities and conduct interactive workshops to educate youth about teens' rights and access to sexual and reproductive heath care.
The Teen Advocates perform their workshops before thousands of teens every year in a wide range of community settings. They share information in a way that their peers can readily hear and understand. As a result of the group's outstanding work, they received a recognition award in 2000 from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. For more information, call the Teen Advocate Program Coordinator at 212-274-7263.