Support the UCLA Sex Squad 2014 School Tour and help bring innovative arts-based sexual health education to thousands of Los Angeles teens. Your support will directly provide support for:
- The 2014 UCLA Sex Squad school tour including live performances by the UCLA Sex Squad, HIV+ speaker presentations by Positively Speaking, classroom forum theatre workshops led by Sex Squad peer educators, student art-making projects, and digital content.
- The ongoing mentorship of the Taft High School Sex Squad and San Fernando Sex Squad, and the creation, training and mentoring of five more high school Sex-Ed Squads.
- Digital content for LAUSD health teachers with the potential to reach 60,000 LAUDS 9th grade students.
The UCLA Sex Squad is a key component of AMP! (Arts-based, Multiple-Intervention, Peer-Education), an innovative program created collaboratively by the UCLA Art & Global Health Center and the LAUSD HIV/AIDS Prevention Unit. AMP! jolts the baseline 9th grade sexual health curriculum by providing an arts-based “inoculation” to prevent HIV and STI’s and improve lifelong health outcomes.
The AMP! model, informed by Social Cognitive Theory, catalyzes actual behavior change. A 2010 evaluation conducted in Los Angeles showed a 50% increase in students who reported feeling compassion towards people living with HIV/AIDS and doubled the number of students who knew where to get a local HIV test.
Most significantly, after experiencing AMP!, sexually active students were four times more likely to get tested for HIV. Through AMP!, sexual health education becomes a transformational experience, with students stepping up as advocates for their own sexual health.
Help Us Educate LA Youth
The UCLA Sex Squad is taking bold steps to empower young people to connect with their voices, engage in crucial conversations, take action to make healthy choices, and access existing resources in their schools and communities.
Join the UCLA Sex Squad and harness the immense possibilities of art as a medium for social change. Please consider a gift to our program (we have cool perks!) and share this with others via Facebook, Twitter and through email.
Your support means the world to us!