Thank you MOASH
I want to give a HUGE thank you to MOASH for the gracious donation of 10% of their end of year fundraiser and support for She’s Got Grit! I look forward to working together in the future and supporting young parents of Michigan.
More about MOASH
History-MOASH (Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health) is a 501c3 non-partisan organization that was conceived in the spring of 2008 by statewide leaders, including professionals from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Department of Education, and other local and statewide organizations that serve adolescent sexual health. One of our first tasks was to interview other successful statewide organizations about challenges and opportunities. We built a strong board to help us grow, and we are indebted to the many advisors, volunteers, and donors who have given us sturdy roots.
Mission- MOASH mobilizes youth voices, engages community partners, and informs decision-makers to advance sexual health, identities, and rights.
We acknowledge the deep intersectional connection between sexual health and oppression. We accept our responsibility to continuously examine our privilege and positionality, practice cultural humility, seek opportunities to broaden our understanding, and hold ourselves accountable. We commit to anti-oppressive practices in our board, staff, and all programming and partnerships. We will work toward rights, justice, and liberation for all youth, and we recognize that dismantling systems of oppression is a key part of the broad structural changes needed in this work.
CENTERING YOUTH VOICES:
We commit to centering youth voices–especially those most marginalized–and working alongside young people to ensure that all MOASH work is youth-informed from start to finish. We commit to ensuring that our partnerships are genuinely meaningful for youth as well as the organization, including providing fair compensation for their time. We support youth in building the skills and accessing the tools needed to recognize their own agency and make the choices best for them with respect to their sexual health, relationships, and personal development. We do this work through our anti-oppression framework in order to shift the conditions that limit youth autonomy and self-determination.
We commit to developing and maintaining authentic, meaningful relationships when working alongside communities and other organizations. We understand that true and successful partnerships require mutual investment, trust, transparency, and the open sharing of resources. We commit to being responsive to community needs and standing in solidarity with existing community efforts. We will be flexible, creative, and adaptable in our approaches to programming.
For more information about MOASH and the great work they are doing, visit MOASH.org
“About Us.” Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health, https://www.moash.org/about-us.html.