15 Nov
Learning & Reflections

Elevating Youth Voices, Building Youth Skills for Health Design

By: Melissa Higbie, PSI’s Adolescents 360 Director, and Amy Uccello, PSI’s SR. ASRHR Technical Advisor The statistics underscore the urgency. Across sub-Saharan African, two in five girls...
14 Nov
Learning & Reflections - Failures

When it Comes to Continuation, We are Losing Girls

As a global community, we’ve helped 258 million girls and women in the world’s 69 poorest countries get modern contraception.* As many as 49 million of them could stop using it...
14 Nov
Learning & Reflections

Why Melinda Gates Sees Contraception as a Stepping Stone for Girls’ Dreams  

“All of these girls told me they want to be mothers—and they want to be good ones,” tweeted Melinda Gates on the heels of her visit to Adolescents 360 (A360)’s Smart Start, PSI’s...
6 Nov
Learning & Reflections - Failures

Failures in Meaningfully Engaging Young People

Since A360's start, we've committed to working alongside young people as equal project partners - and to rely on their insights to continually improve programming. In design, we collected data,...
30 Oct
Learning & Reflections

Staying Youth-Powered: 7 Lessons Learned   

This blog series is a part of the A360 Open Source, a treasure chest of learnings and tools that you can apply as we work, together, to drive youth-powered sexual and reproductive health...
30 Oct
Mozambique

Taking “The Talk” to the Big Screen

This piece is a part of A360's replication series on the UK Aid-funded Vale-a-Pena project. With and for young people, Vale-a-Pena is proving the power in applying A360’s youth-powered approach to...
16 Oct
Learning & Reflections

Gates Open Research: A360’s learning and partnership with Ethiopia’s Health Extension Program

In Ethiopia, A360's Smart Start supports the Health Extension Program to “catch-up” by serving all married girls aged 15-19 and their partners in some of Ethiopia’s hardest to reach...
25 Sep
Learning & Reflections

Accelerating Toward the SDGs, one Smart Start at a Time

Today, Bill and Melinda Gates awarded PSI’s flagship youth-powered sexual and reproductive health (SRH) program in Ethiopia, Adolescents 360’s Smart Start, the distinction of being one of three...
24 Sep
Learning & Reflections

Girls’ Lives are Theirs to Make

Our goal is to spark a world in which every girl is supported to achieve her dreams. Access to modern contraception is the start. Adolescents 360’s 9ja Girls, powered by PSI and implemented by...
29 Aug
Mozambique

An “open talk” with parents

This piece is a part of A360's replication series on the UK Aid-funded Vale-a-Pena project. With and for young people, Vale-a-Pena is proving the power in applying A360’s youth-powered approach to...
12 Aug
Learning & Reflections

How to meaningfully engage young people? Start by asking them.

This International Youth Day, let’s explore: what does it take to inspire young people to be ready for contraception? There are 1.8 billion young people around the world, with nine in 10 living...
18 Jul
Learning & Reflections

A Youth Lens on Data Collection

A Q&A with Joy Enemari, an A360 Nigeria Young Designer  Joy’s sister was 16 when she dropped out of school. It started with a missed period. A positive test result – and an unplanned...
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