Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington ( provides high-quality, affordable reproductive health care to women, men and teens in the Washington, D.C., area. Planned Parenthood trains peer leaders—mostly low-income, uninsured or under-insured minority teens—in reproductive health and STD/HIV prevention strategies. Last year, county peer leaders helped facilitate events and workshops that reached more than 8,700 county teens and young adults.

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

• $250 provides 75 rapid-result HIV tests.

• $1,000 provides 138 hours of reproductive health and leadership training for the teen peer leaders.

• $10,000 provides breast and cervical cancer screening for 100 women.

Volunteer opportunities:

• One day: Participate in phone banking, rallies or letter-writing campaigns; or work tables at community events.

• Internships

• Student Service Learning hours

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