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Teen Advocates for Sexual Health

(TASH)  is a group of teens

(grades 9-12) representing diverse

backgrounds from the St. Louis area. 

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.

What You Do in TASH

  • Develop an understanding of diversity and its impact on sexual health outcomes.
  • 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 one’s ability to access information, resources and services
  • Become agents for positive change
  • Learn what it means to be an advocate
  • Know the power to create change and influence public policy
  • Learn accurate sexual health information to share with the broader community

Note to Parents

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the TASH Parent Informational Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12 2019 at the West County Planned Parenthood location from 5:30 - 7 p.m. OR Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at the Central West End Planned Parenthood location from 5:30 - 7 p.m. In addition to the application, all students must have a parent/legal guardian permission form, which must be notarized. Parents may have the form notarized at no cost at either meeting. The permission form can be downloaded below.

TASH Requirements

  • Currently a St. Louis-area student in grades 9-12
  • Able to attend twice monthly meetings on Wednesdays (at Central West End) OR Thursdays (at West County) from 4:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Attend the first meeting on Wednesday, September 18 (at Central West End) from 4:30 to 7 p.m. OR Thursday, September 19 (at West County) from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Attend the TASH Retreat on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Have access to transportation - BUS PASSES WILL BE PROVIDED
  • Students under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a parental consent form (see below)
  • Participants can use TASH as part of their volunteer or community service requirements
  • Questions? Contact Program Director Judy Lipsitz

Application Forms

Parental Consent Form

If you are under 18, then you must have a parent or guardian sign the consent form in order to participate in TASH.

Download Consent Form

Welcome Letter

Our TASH program director, Judy Lipsitz, welcomes you to apply! Be part of the change to end the social stigma around gender and sexuality. 

Download Letter


Please fill out the application and return to Judy Lipsitz via email, fax or mail. The application deadline is Sept. 5, 2019!

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