APPLY NOW: 2017 Youth HIV Policy Advisors Program
Thank you for your interest in becoming a 2017 Youth HIV Policy Advisor! As a young person living with HIV, we believe you are an expert on how HIV policy and programs work best. Don’t wait to apply- the deadline is Friday, August 4th! Read more below or click here to apply online now!
What is the Youth HIV Policy Advisors’ Program?
At Georgia Equality, we believe that all laws and policies related to HIV should be informed by the experiences of people living with HIV. The Youth HIV Policy Advisors program provides policy training to young people living with HIV (HIV+) in Metro Atlanta and provides resources for participants to educate policymakers at the state, city and county levels about how they can make better decisions for our communities. Participants will create a policy agenda and present it to Metro Atlanta elected officials on World AIDS Day, then they will go on to serve as the elected officials’ Special Advisors on HIV.
Who is eligible for this program?
You are eligible to participate in this program if you are:
- Living with HIV (have been diagnosed as HIV positive)
- Living in Metro Atlanta
- 30 years of age or under as of December 1, 2017
- Willing to talk openly to others including elected officials and potentially the media about being HIV positive
- Able to meet the program expectations as follows:
- Attendance at 6 out of 7 mandatory training courses
- Attendance on October 4, 2017 10:30-3:30 at the “Here are the Facts…Have our Backs” luncheon.
- Ability to meet with elected officials and Georgia Equality staff to complete an HIV-related project in the elected official’s district between December 2017 and December 2018
- Attend the December 1st 11:30am to 1:30pm World AIDS Day- Atlanta Policy & Action Luncheon
How can I apply?
This application is available online by clicking here. The application requires applicants to provide the following information:
1. Name (this does not necessarily need to be your legal/government name, but must be something we can use to uniquely identify you.)
2. Email Address (Email is the main way we will communicate with participants for this program. Please use an email address that you check often.)
3. Phone number (Please provide a number that is a reliable way to call or text you. If you don’t have one, leave it blank.)
4. Background information/Brief Biography (Briefly tell us about where you’re from, your experiences living with HIV, your hopes and dreams, and some things that you enjoy doing.)
5. Why you would like to become a Youth HIV Policy Advisor (Why is it important to you to be an advocate for issues that affect people living with and at risk for HIV?)
6. Whether you will be able to fulfill program training and event attendance requirements.
7. Information about your work/school/life schedule and availability.