To our community of supporters,
48% of our goal raised! We’re nearly halfway there!
Thank you for all of your amazing support of our Spark campaign these last few weeks, and for believing in our work! We’re off to a great start and we could not have done this without you.
If you haven’t donated yet, now’s your chance! Please visit our Spark page here.
Stories like Alex’s are the reason we need the High School Sex Squad program:
Alex was a freshman at Taft High School when the UCLA Sex Squad came to perform there during their winter tour. She was so inspired by the UCLA students that she contacted her health teacher, imploring that Taft High School needed their own Sex Squad. Together, Ms. Brownell and Alex started the very first High School Sex Squad at Taft. Now, years later, we have four High School Sex Squads (including Taft) who work tirelessly on their home campuses to bring sexual health education through the arts to their peers. Alex has since graduated from Taft, and now is turning her passion for sexual health education into a career. We met her at Planned Parenthood’s LA headquarters last weekend, where we performed and did a workshop for their Peer Advocates. Alex told us that she is currently pursuing her teaching credential in Health, and works at Planned Parenthood as one of their interns in the Peer Advocates program. She says that being in the High School Sex Squad program gave shape to her future goals, and she carries the experiences and knowledge gained from the program with her as she forges her own path towards making sexual health education more engaging, equitable and fun!
We are so inspired by Alex, and we know she’s not alone! Students across LAUSD benefit year-round from the High School Sex Squad program. We need your support to give this program a better, more sustainable future. Funding our Spark campaign means that more students from more schools will be able to benefit from the tremendous work of the Sex Squad, celebrate with us at the High School Sex Squad festival, and benefit from the mentorship and guidance of adult allies at their schools. We need your help to support students like Alex!
A special shout out goes to these amazing individuals, whose contributions have kickstarted our campaign’s success:
Tom & Davidson Keegan-Lloyd
Marcos & Mari Milla
Jeremy & Howie Gordon
Thank you for considering donating to our campaign! If you’ve already donated and want to support us further, consider posting on social media or email about why you support the work of the Sex Squads and the Art & Global Health Center.
The UCLA Art & Global Health Center staff