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Young Women & Girls

Web Sites

HIV/AIDS And Sexually Transmitted Infections (HOTGIRLS’ web site for teen girls)
STD & HIV/AIDS web site for young women of color
Sexual Health information from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Sex, Etc.
Sexual health information for and by teens
STD & HIV/AIDS web site for teens
Information on pregnancy, contraception, STIs, and communication with a sexual partner.

Resources For HIV Positive Youth

More information about HIV/AIDS and STDs is available from the resources below:


National Teen AIDS Hotline: 1-800-440-TEEN

CDC National STD Hotline: 1-800-227-8922
This hotline will answer general questions about STIs and referrals to clinics and other hotlines)

National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-621-4000
A 24-hour confidential nationwide hotline that can help in a crisis

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE ( A 24-hour national hotline for people who have been sexually abused or assaulted.

Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN
You can get a referral to a low-cost clinic that provides STI testing and other health services

For more information about the transmission of HIV, please call the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotlines at 1-800-342-2437

Dating Violence

Love Is Not Abuse
Web site for teen girls

What You Need to Know about Dating Violence: A Teen’s Handbook

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Web Design Resources

Girl Tech

Funky Chickens

Lissa Explains All


Deal With It: A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain and Life as a gURL. From the creators of 2000.

The Looks Book: A Whole New Approach to Beauty, Body Image, and Style. From the creators of, PrimemediaNet, Inc. 2002.

My Sister’s Voices: Teenage Girls of Color Speak Out. By Iris Jacob. Owl Books. 2002.

Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America by Rebecca Carroll. Three Rivers Press. 1997.

Am I the Last Virgin? Ten African American Reflections on Sex and Love. Edited by Tara Roberts. Aladdin Paperbacks. 1997.

Black Girl Talk. By the Black Girls. Sister Vision. 1995.

The Coldest Winter Ever. By Sister Souljah. Simon and Schuster. 1999.

Don’t Give it Away! A Workbook of Self-Awareness and Self-Affirmations for Young Women. By Iyanlya Vanzant. FIRESIDE. 1999.

The Blueprint for My Girls. By Yasmin Shiraz. Rolling Hills Press. 2002.

The Bluest Eye. By Toni Morrison. Plume. 1994.

Girls Seen and Heard: 52 Lessons for Our Daughters. By the Ms. Foundation for Women, Penguin Putman, Inc. 1998.


Cool Careers for Girls in Computers. By Ceel Pasternak and Linda Thornburg, Impact Publications. 1999.

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Getting Into College

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Scholarships and Awards

  • The Tom Joyner Foundation gives away a full-ride scholarship to a graduating high school senior who will attend a HBCU. More info.

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