healthy youth act

Healthy Youth Act Passes!

Great Op-Ed in the Carrboro Citizen about Sex Education

Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina's Paige Johnson wrote a great piece in the Carrboro Citizen about the Healthy Youth Act and comprehensive sex education.


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Comprehensive sex education will equip our children to survive 

Healthy Youth Act will be heard on the House Floor TOMARROW

Cross posted on Amplify


The Healthy Youth Act (HB 88) will go to a vote on the house floor tomorrow, and if it passes it will be the most important reproductive rights victory in NC in over 15 years (since the NC legislature introduced abstinence-only in the mid 1990’s.)  The Healthy Youth act has passed three committees (Education, Health, and Appropriations), and this is the FINAL STEP in passing in the state House before it moves to the state senate. 

200 youth activists storm the North Carolina capitol, the Healthy Youth Act PASSES in committee!

**Originally posted on Amplify** (

Last Tuesday, March 10th, was Adolescent Health Advocacy Day in NC.  Over 200 youth activists and state officials gathered at the NC capitol to learn about effective advocacy and important issues like comprehensive sex education, teen pregnancy, mental health, and physical health.  The morning featured youth speakers and state senators and representatives speaking about why we needed to make our voices heard. 

Healthy Youth Act (HB 88)

**Cross posted on Amplify** (

Thursday, February 5th, the Healthy Youth Act (House Bill 88) was officially filed in the North Carolina House of Representatives. The Healthy Youth Act would require schools to offer a two-track system for teaching sex education in North Carolina- one for abstinence-only education and another for comprehensive sex education. Parents decide which track their child will take.


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