Mississippi Youth Voice Educators (MYVoice) are a group of 10 passionate youth partners from Coahoma, Harrison, and Hinds Counties who support and promote high-quality comprehensive sex education for all young people. Selected youth will work closely with Teen Health Mississippi project staff to design a peer sex education model that can be used to educate their peers in sexual and reproductive health education.

MYVoice Goals

  • Create and/or identify sex education lesson plans based on the needs of young people.
  • Implement sex education lesson plans that are age-appropriate and youth-friendly with young people in your community.


  • High school or college student, age 14-19, with a passion for preventing unintended pregnancy and education about the transmission, testing, and treatment of STIs, including HIV/AIDS
  • Good leadership and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to respectfully work with a wide range of groups and individuals, including LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) persons; people of different cultural, religious, racial and political backgrounds; and people with disabilities
  • We strongly encourage youth of color, differently-abled, parenting or pregnant, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer, and/or immigrant youth to apply.

What’s Expected of You?

  • That you care about comprehensive sex education and preventing unintended pregnancy, as well as transmission, testing, and treatment of STIs in your area.
  • That you will attend all trainings and meetings. There will be one to two meetings per month, totaling a time commitment of approximately 5-8 hours per month.
  • That you will share ideas and collaborate with other MYVoice members and project staff at Teen Health Mississippi.
  • That you will fully participate in building a peer-to-peer sex education model.

What Can You Expect?

  • $100 per month for the duration of the program
  • To meet, work with, and learn from amazing youth leaders within your county
  • To gain information and skills that you will be able to capitalize on throughout your school and work careers.
  • To collaborate and make connections with the Teen Health Mississippi staff and MYVoice project staff who care about these issues as much as you do.
  • To share your experience and perspective.
  • Hard work, excitement, and fun…all while making a difference!

How To Apply

Applications are currently closed. Check out some of our other youth movements and the Youth Activist Network to learn how you can get involved in other ways.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about MYVoice Educators, please contact Teen Health Mississippi’s Director of Youth Engagement and Advocacy, Alexis Hicks, at alexis@teenhealthms.org