PATCH Youth Advocacy Fellowship
Sexual & Reproductive Health

The PATCH Sexual & Reproductive Health Fellowship launched in 2021, focused on responding to the need for sexual and reproductive health education, resources, and policies that best serve the needs of Wisconsin youth. This Fellowship is made up of Youth Advocates from across Wisconsin, each of whom bring diverse perspectives and passions to health advocacy work. 

 

The Youth Advocates of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Fellowship are incredibly passionate about policy and sex education that is comprehensive and inclusive of all identities. They are brilliant and outspoken when it comes to these issues and how they impact the communities they care so much about across the state of Wisconsin. Their interests range from LGBTQ+ health, sexual violence prevention, abortion rights, birth equity, and beyond to which they bring a wealth of knowledge. Our Youth Advocates are strong leaders and decision makers in this work. They advocate for Wisconsin youth to receive quality sex education, as well as necessary access to resources for their sexual and reproductive health needs in order to thrive.

Meet the 2021-2022 SRH Youth Advocates!

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Adam, 20

Hello! My name is Adam (he/him) and I am a 20 year old sophomore attending UW-Madison. I am a board game enthusiast and am known to juggle from time to time. I am majoring in global health with a certificate in health policy, fueled by a passion for data-informed policy that also drives my work with PATCH.

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Amina, 13

Hello, my name is Amina. I'm 13 and I use she/her pronouns. I'm in 8th grade and I go to Walden III. I like to sew and journal. I wanted to join PATCH because I want to make a difference in my community!

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Annika, 17

Hello! My name is Annika, my pronouns are they/them, and I'm a senior at La Follette High School. I love making friends and making music, and I'm very excited to work with such a wonderful group of people! I joined PATCH to make a difference in today's society, especially for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Farley, 17

Hi, all! My name is Farley; I use they/she/he pronouns. I am 17 years old and a senior at Stoughton High School in Stoughton, Wisconsin. This is my second year as a part of PATCH! I have eight siblings whom I love to death, as well as three cats (one of who is my emotional support animal), one dog, one snake, and two guinea pigs! Currently PATCH is one of four jobs I am working, and in my free time, I'm involved in theatre, my school newspaper, key club, an all-female a capella group, and choir! I also love to read, journal, hike, babysit, play guitar, and practice archery. 

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Hanan, 21

Hello, I'm Hanan. I am a public health student at UW-Madison on a pre-med track, as well as a postpartum technician at Meriter birthing center.  In addition to Madison, ‘Home’ includes Madrid, Spain and Washington, DC, where I enjoy making art, learning, and snuggling with my family’s two year old. 

I look forward to focusing on young people’s pregnancy/birth experiences and outcomes, specifically looking at ways to reduce NTSV cesarean section rates that impact Black and Brown populations disproportionately.

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Jessica, 18

Hi, I'm Jessica and I use she/her pronouns! I am a senior at Onalaska High School and I love to play volleyball, run, and sing and dance in show choir. Outside of school, I am involved in over 10 different clubs, and science is my favorite subject. After college, I want to attend medical school to pursue my dream of becoming a physician. I joined PATCH to continue my advocacy work and be part of a community of like-minded and passionate people.

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Lavonne, 20

Hi my name is Lavonne. My pronouns are (He/They) I'm 20, I work with PATCH and I'm also a Public Ally so I'm pretty busy. I love soup and cooking. The reason I joined PATCH is because I enjoy educating people on sexual health and my goal in this is to see trans people be safe.

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Max, 14

Hi, I'm Max. I go to Memorial high school. As people have called me “Spooky royalty.” I joined patch because I have experienced transphobia and stuff like that so I just really wanted to help be an advocate and help others.

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Raisa, 17

Hi my name is Raisa and my pronouns are she/her. I am 17 years old. I joined PATCH because I want to become a social worker. This program is an amazing opportunity to get a start on that career path. I am passionate about making positive differences in my community.

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Tanya, 16

Hi! My name is Tanya and I am 16 years old! I am a junior in high school. Some of my hobbies are playing volleyball and hanging out with my dog named Teddy! I am also a very passionate individual so that's why I joined PATCH. I want to learn as much as possible about youth health and be able to advocate for it.

Contact PATCH Advocacy Fellowship Staff

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Our Sexual & Reproductive Health Fellowship Coordinator, Nailah, would love to talk to you and is ready to answer your questions about: consulting, youth advocacy fellowship applications, or anything else!

Email Nailah at nailah@wipatch.org, or give them a call at 414.301.2706.