Many young people are effectively using social media to bring attention to youth sexual and reproductive health (YSRH). To celebrate young people and their advocacy efforts, we are announcing the IYWG’s 2011 social media champions.

The 2011 IYWG social media champions are young people who successfully use social media to advocate for YSRH and actively contribute to IYWG social media activities. Our social media champions will help us to spread the word about our involvement in this year’s International Conference on Family Planning inDakar,Senegal.  Please read each our first champion’s bio below and check our blog for daily updates from Dakar.

 Our first champion is Max Kamin-Cross. Max  is a consultant and writer.  He is on the Planned Parenthood Young Leaders Advisory Council and is an Education Ambassador for MTV’s It’s Your (Sex) Life program.  Max is the Advocacy writer for Scarleteen.com and lobbies on both state and national levels for equal access healthcare and reproductive rights.  He is a senior at Pittsford Mendon High School and can be reached at Max.Kamin.Cross@gmail.com or on Twitter at @MaxKaminCross.

The IYWG recognizes the outstanding efforts of this year’s social media champions to increase attention to youth sexual and reproductive health needs. However, the IYWG is not responsible for and does not necessarily endorse the content they share through social media.