Our aim is to coach a group of advocates who can confidently engage in the policy making process at the state level. To this end, we developed the Legislative Education and Advocacy Program (LEAP) to focus on community organizing, legislator education, and storytelling to develop powerful messaging.

We work to cultivate lifelong activists who believe in their power to build movements and create change.

We designed LEAP to meet the following objectives:

  1. Recruit, coach, and support a collective of young people to advocate for increased access to birth control in New York.
  2. Capitalize on the opportunity in this legislative session to advance our priority legislation.
  3. Assess the impact of the initiative through a systematic review process using both qualitative and quantitative data.

We conduct professional workshops, bi-weekly coaching meetings, and arrange local networking events with their peers and experts in the field. This training and networking will culminate in student engagement with and education of legislators, civic groups and thought leaders.