Support the 2019 Sex Squad Tour

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Support the 2019 Sex Squad Tour

Sex-ed isn’t like other classes in school; it doesn’t really matter how you do on a test in class, instead it REALLY matters how you use what you learn when you’re outside of class!

 

That’s where the Sex Squad comes in.

Sex Squad is theater, humor, and storytelling created by college and high school students to educate their peers about intersectional sexual health topics through interactive performances based on the true stories and questions of the performers. Sex Squad address HIV/STIs, safer sex practices, consent, gender, LGBTQ+ narratives, body positivity, and the intersections of race and sexual health. As a supplement to curriculum, the Sex Squad helps schools and teachers meet the standards of the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) in a participatory and creative way!

Research has shown that Sex Squad has a profound impact on high school students, allowing them to laugh in the face of what they previously feared, decrease stigma around HIV, increase their sexual health knowledge, access testing services, and improve in self-advocacy and being a resource for their fellow students.

We have an ambitious goal to raise $12,500 in 40 days to fund the entire 2019 tour! Will you help us provide comprehensive sex-ed to high school youth?

We need your help to keep the Sex Squad program flourishing in high school settings across Los Angeles, to help health teachers meet California Healthy Youth Act requirements and support students in gaining critical sexual health knowledge and self-advocacy skills. One of the pivotal aspects of the program is the Sex Squad tour, where the UCLA Sex Squad takes their show on the road to perform at LAUSD high schools along with their high school counterparts. We need your funds to take the tour to LAUSD high schools and community sites, provide resources to adult allies and health teachers to implement the program in their schools, and end the tour with a flourish with the High School Sex Squad Festival, where High School Sex Squads come to UCLA to perform their own original work and plan advocacy projects in the new year.

Please donate today! Your donation means the continuation of our program and provides the support for youth-led sexuality education to continue in Los Angeles and beyond!

The Sex Squad is a part of the AMP! program for comprehensive, arts-based sexual health education.

AMP! is an Arts-based, Multiple-component, Peer-education HIV and STI prevention intervention that explores urgent sexual health topics and empowers students to navigate self-advocacy in real life situations. In partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Unit, AMP! merges honest storytelling with humor, simultaneously educating and inspiring students to engage in interactive dialogue. AMP! has been successfully implemented in LAUSD high schools for the past nine years and is supported by evaluation data demonstrating intervention efficacy for behavioral change, stigma reduction, and HIV knowledge and attitudes towards safe(r) sex and PLWHA (people living with HIV/AIDS).

 

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$10

Tenth Birthday!

The UCLA Sex Squad turns ten this year! Honor a decade full of arts activism with your donation.

$20.19

2019 Tour Provider!

Honor the UCLA Sex Squad's 2019 touring performance with your donation! Your funds will be used to bring essential components of our comprehensive sex ed program to LAUSD students.

$50

Champion for Healthy Teens

The CDC reports that nearly 50% of the 20 million new STDs reported each year are among young people, between the ages of 15 to 24! Support the implementation of our research-driven program, so that more young people have access to quality comprehensive sex ed!

$80

Breakfast in Bed (AKA a Van)

With your donation, you will make sure we can feed the hard-working arts activists of the UCLA Sex Squad and High School Sex Squads for one tour performance! Our bellies thank you!

$100

Curtains Up!

One hundred is the average number of students at each Sex Squad show. Bring on the laughs, stories, and essential knowledge that the Sex Squad provides with your donation!

$200

Sexual Health Superhero

You are a producer extraordinaire! With your donation, we will be able to fund costumes, sound equipment, sets and lights to make the Sex Squad tour shine.

$500

Driving the Action

Thank you for your extremely generous donation! With your resources, we will be able to fund a half of the twenty van rentals needed for tour.

$1,000

Sex Squad Fairy Godparent!

WOW! Thank you for making our 2019 Sex Squad Tour possible. Your gift will be used to fund the culmination of the Sex Squad Tour: the 5th annual High School Sex Squad Festival.

$2,000

Tour de Force!

2000 is the estimated amount of students we expect to reach this year with our Sex Squad Tour. With your donation, you ensure that each of these students gets the comprehensive sex ed that the California Healthy Youth Act mandates. Holy moly! You have our eternal thanks.

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