Since 2015, we have been focused on reducing the stigma surrounding HIV on an international scale. 

 

Our Mission

Youth Across Borders is a volunteer based organization that creates mutually beneficial cross-cultural experiences for children and young adults living with HIV. Through education, YAB raises awareness and reduces stigma.  YAB offers opportunities by sharing life experience as a means of fostering collaboration, hope, and contribution, locally and internationally.


What We've Achieved

  • Led 4 service teams to a group home for children living with HIV in Honduras
  • Sponsored 21 Youth Ambassadors
  • Facilitated projects that improved the facilities at Montana de Luz
  • Brought education and workshops to the children that we visited
  • Featured photography taken by the children at an art show at Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Youth Ambassadors have taken the message of YAB and HIV prevention to high school health classes

Listen to one of our volunteers, Jen, speak about the impact of  Youth Across Borders:

Dear Youth Across Borders Supporters,

I would like to thank you for this wonderful opportunity to meet children who live a life so similar to mine. My experience cannot be put into words but I can say that I made unbelievable connections and remarkable memories. Knowing that I am not alone in a world that does not understand our one shared characteristic. Again, thank you for this opportunity that I will carry with me forever.
— Olivia, Youth Ambassador