Adolescence is a time of increased health challenges for young people, including an emerging sexual identity and behavior, more risk-taking and exposure to health risks, and social and family pressures. As they navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents are often faced with responsibilities and decisions that they may not be fully prepared for. And, they may face these decisions without accurate information and comprehensive services. At-risk youth are also frequently missing an important social safety net to help them through this tumultuous time.
Adolescence is also a time when behaviors become habits and risks can be life-changing:
Girls with a disability in Turkey face challenges including less access to education, gender and ability-based discrimination and exclusion from social life. Alternative Life Association (AYDER) aims to increase social inclusion for young people with disabilities, empowering adolescent girls of different abilities through a camp that increases their physical and mental capabilities through sports, outdoor and team building trainings, as well as an arts academy.
Our Underwriters pay for all of our administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering at-risk youth.