Youth Leadership Council

Healthy and Free Tennessee is proud to partner with Advocates for Youth’s 1 in 3 Campaign to counter attacks on health care and bodily autonomy here in our state and across the country. The jointly sponsored Youth Leadership Council explores and combats stigma and shame and how both create barriers to reproductive freedom in abortion access, sex education, HIV decriminalization, pregnancy and birthing options, LGBT identity, and all related repro freedom issues that youth know and experience.

Together we will speak out, build power, and bust stigma!

The council is made up of awesome young people between the ages of 18-24 who share about and engage in efforts to de-stigmatize abortion and reproductive/sexual life through story collecting and sharing. 

Youth Leadership Council Members serve a one year term on the council and are a key part of HFTN's ongoing organizing, advocacy and culture change work across the state. Council members meet at least once monthly and will collaborate to plan and host creative educational stigma busting events and resources in their communities including opportunities for people to speak out and share abortion and repro life stories. Council members receive trainings throughout the year provided by Advocates for Youth and Healthy and Free TN.

If you're interested in working with the council or presenting a training please let us know, or if you have any questions or want to help support the youth council in any way please contact Briana Perry at



Internship Description and Application: 

Youth Leadership Council Description

2018-2019 Application - deadline Sept 3, 2018

Past Youth Leadership Councils:

2017-2018 Cohort
2016-2017 Cohort