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Ema W and Nora G
1726 Poplar Ave
(Midtown Memphis)
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the project

Currently, KEY is partnered with both Planned Parenthood of the Greater Memphis region and Choices Reproductive Health center. Both entities help to oversee our efforts and help us to accomplish our mission. Formed in January of 2016, KEY consists of two high school students who create and teach their very own interactive curriculum throughout the Memphis area.

the steps

Starting this fall, a series of lessons will be taught at Choices Reproductive Health center. Our topics range from sexual anatomy to body positivity. While our lessons are overseen by professionals, our curriculum is taught from a teen perspective. KEY not only educates youth, but also empowers them to be leaders in their own peer communities. For example, students who show both an interest and commitment to KEY will be selected to become educators, and most importantly leaders among their peers. 

Eventually, we hope to see our program flourish in afterschool programs throughout Shelby County Schools. 

why we're doing it

Our community struggles with steep rates of sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancies each year. These high rates can be traced back to the lack of access to comprehensive sex  education. As high school students, we also witness first-hand that the sex education accesible to us can be biased, inaccurate, and condecsending. While our program cannot hope to solve all of these problems, we strive to promote a healthy dialogue in our community about the need for sex education as well as educating in an inclusive setting. 



DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 10.13.16):

RAISED = $550.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
less Payment Processing Fee (3%) waived

$290 will go toward outreach events at restaurants and community centers, $125 will go toward recruitment materials like Kinko's costs for flyers and advertisement, $100 will go towards lesson materials and planning for said lessons, and $35 will go towards purchasing artwork, like our logo, from local artists in order to recruit for both outreach events and classes



ioby Platform Fee   waived
Donation Processing Fee (3%) waived



ioby Platform Fee   waived
Donation Processing Fee (3%) waived

The donations we receive would help us to purchase materials, meeting spaces, and food/beverages for our outreach events. In the future, we would like to table at community events, and the revenue would help us purchase a vending license and any other merchandise/literature that we would sell during these tabling events. 



Since our fundraiser took place, KEY has completed a sexual health series for middle school students. 

In a short amount of time, we have trained two new student educators, created new curriculum, taught five lessons, and held a community event for teenagers. In the future, we look forward to adding an advocacy component to KEY by lobbying around comprehensive sex education so that all students in the Mid-South can access accurate and inclusive sex education. In September, KEY won a James award from Planned Parenthood for its work in the Memphis community. 

We are extremely grateful to our donors as our work is made possible by them. 



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