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Teen Advocates for Sexual Health

Teen Advocates for Sexual Health (TASH) is a group of teens (grades 9-12) representing diverse backgrounds from the St. Louis area, Southwest Missouri, & Southeast Missouri.

What You Do in TASH

Teen Advocates for Sexual Health (known as "TASH") creates, develops, plans and implements programs that move toward a greater understanding and appreciation of healthy sexuality based on teen rights, respect, and responsibility. With TASH, teens learn about sexual health, sexuality and how to be advocates in their communities. Members of TASH will: 

  • Create a common language around issues of sex, sexuality, sexual health, diversity, intersectionality, advocacy, and public policy.

  • Understand how privilege, oppression, and power contribute to access to sexual health and education, resources, and services.

  • Become agents for positive change in personal, political, and social spheres. 

  • Learn what it means to be an advocate and a powerful influencer.

  • Learn accurate sexual health information to share with the broader community.

TASH Requirements

  • Currently a student in grades 9-12.

  • Live in Southwest or Southeast Missouri, or the St. Louis metro area (which includes Southwest Illinois).

  • Students under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form. We will email the consent form to the parent/guardian named on the application.

  • Be able to attend most if not all TASH meetings for the year. TASH meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays and 3rd Saturday of the month.

  • Participants can use TASH as part of their volunteer or community service requirements.

  • Questions? Contact Youth Programs Coordinator Cindy Reyes

Interested in joining TASH?

TASH Registration for the 23-24 school year has closed. TASH will re-open in August 2025. Fill out the interest form to let us know you would like to join.

Note to Parents

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the TASH Parent Informational Meeting. In addition to the application, all students must have a parent/legal guardian virtually complete and sign a permission form. This form will be directly emailed to the parent/guardian once the student completes their TASH application.