Welcome to the Survive Outside Project

Youth involved with the juvenile justice system, homeless youth, and youth in alternative schools have a disproportionate risk of engaging in behaviors that lead to HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and unintended pregnancy than their peers. The consequences of STIs and early pregnancy can impact the well-being of young people by affecting their capacity to do well in school, ability to seek higher education and job training, and future economic success and health.

By creating systems and environments that support the health and wellbeing of youth, facilities and schools can help reduce the burden of HIV, STIs, and unintended pregnancies, and increase opportunities for youth to succeed in school and throughout life.

For over 12 years, Survive Outside has been working to build the capacity of juvenile justice facilities, alternative schools and community-based organizations (CBOs) to implement policies and programs that improve the health and well-being of at-risk youth.

  • Our Services

    The Survive Outside Project provides FREE professional development and remote technical assistance to administrators and staff across the country who work in juvenile justice facilities, alternative schools, or CBOs serving homeless and runaway youth. Our services build the capacity of these agencies to:

  • -implement evidence-based programs that reduce sexual risk-taking;

    -increase youth access to health, social, and psychological services, such as HIV testing and counseling;

    -increase access to safe and supportive environments for LGBT youth; and

    -develop and implement agency-wide policies that support and sustain sexual health promotion efforts.