NMAC Announces 2018 Youth Initiative

ViiV Healthcare is proud to announce that NMAC has opened the eighth cycle of the Youth Initiative program to train future leaders in the fight against the HIV epidemic. The seven-month program is open to applicants ages 18—25. Youth living with HIV, LGBTQ, youth of color, and young cis and trans women are encouraged to apply.

The Youth Initiative provides unique leadership and learning opportunities through online webinars, peer-to-peer networking, and advocacy training. Youth Scholars will also have the opportunity to be paired with a mentor to support their success throughout the program and will be able to attend a special training session at the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) in Orlando, FL, in September.

Caption: 2017 NMAC Youth Scholars and their mentors at USCA in Washington, DC

2017 NMAC Youth Scholars and their mentors at USCA in Washington, DC

Young people are not only the next wave of leaders in the HIV movement but are essential leaders today,” said Marc Meachem, head of External Affairs at ViiV Healthcare. “The Youth Scholars Initiative helps young leaders sharpen their tools, learn from one another and be supported as they take on bold new projects and roles in the fight against HIV. We are proud to support the Youth Scholars Initiative for the eighth year, as young people continue to push the movement forward.” 

ViiV Healthcare is proud to support the NMAC Youth Initiative, along with the Magic Johnson Foundation and Advocates for Youth.

ViiV Healthcare invites you to learn more about the application by downloading NMAC’s information overview here. For additional information or to apply, email Linda Scruggs at lscruggs@nmac.org or visit http://www.nmac.org/programs/leadership-pipeline-2/youth/. Applications are due by April 10, 2018.



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