Kaitlyn Custer

United States

Kaitlyn is a passionate advocate for sexual health and reproductive justice. Several years ago, she founded a now-mandatory workshop series for incoming undergraduates to learn about consent, bystander intervention, and rape culture. She currently teaches comprehensive sexual education to high schoolers, including recently immigrated Latinx students, and hopes to further develop her health equity lens over the coming year.

The project will form a peer education support group, where students will have an opportunity to dive past the limitations of a standardized in-class curriculum and discuss SRHR material tailored to their specific experiences. Students would learn professional development and facilitation skills, eventually going into their own community spaces to pass information to their peers. Finally, this group would foster a deeper, more continuous connection with HYP and the services they offer, including the teen health clinic.

Rise Up Cohort: Youth Champion 2017