What is SHAPE?
SHAPE stands for Sexual Health and AIDS Awareness Peer Education. The group was founded in 2002 as a youth-directed peer education program focused on educating youth about all types of contraception, STIs (sexually transmitted infections), and general sexual health information.
Why should you apply?
SHAPE is a unique peer-education program because it is youth-led. This means that your talents and interests will affect the program and guide it. Some outreach activities, such as World AIDS Day and National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy will occur each year; however, the direction of SHAPE and its impact on the community will change depending on the members. Being a member of SHAPE will allow you to become an expert on sexual health issues, provide you with leadership skills, and supply you an outlet to make a positive change in youth in Boulder County.
What does SHAPE do?
Some of the activities SHAPE is involved in include:
- Reproductive Choice Lobby Day
- Youth Action Day
- Condom Zaps
- Classroom Presentations
- National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
- State conferences
- Boulder Creek Fest and more!
You must be passionate about sexual health in general, reducing the instances of STIs, and reducing unintended pregnancy among teens.
You must be high-school age, pre-GED.
Required bi-monthly meetings every other Wednesday from 5-7pm in Boulder.
Required two-night retreat in Fall and a day-long retreat in Winter.
Your choice of outreach activities during school hours, on weekends, and in the evenings.
Find out more!
Sound fun and exciting to you? Find out more by contacting Ellie Askew, Youth Services Director at Women’s Health, at 303-440-9320, ext. 27, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHAPE would be thrilled to have you as a member! Click here to fill out an application. Ellie will get in contact with you regarding recruitment deadlines. Remember that you will need a parent/guardian signature and a letter from a peer supporting your application. We can’t wait to hear from you!