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Positive Impact Philanthropy Podcast

Jun 15, 2022

Join Lori and her guest, Elise Schuster, in this discussion about using digital products to reach more young people. Elise is the co-founder and executive director of OkaySo. They share how their platform provides a safe space for the youth to ask questions they may be too scared to ask in other places. Stay tuned!


Here are the things to expect in this episode:

  • Creating an app that provides youth with resources on sexual education.
  • What kind of nonprofits are they partnered with?
  • The different topics that are covered in the app.
  • And much more!


About Elise Schuster:

Elise Schuster, MPH (they/them), is a sexuality educator with 15 years of experience in youth development and pleasure-based sex education. Elise has a masters in public health from Columbia University with a specialization in sexuality and health. Elise began their work in public health at Physicians for Reproductive Health, training doctors to provide adolescent-friendly reproductive health care. Elise also spent many years teaching workshops at Babeland and having thousands of one-on-one educational pleasure-based sexual health conversations.

After their MPH, Elise spent almost a decade at a premiere NYC youth development center serving over 11,000 marginalized young people every year. Elise had several roles here including running intake and assessment for over 30 new young people every day, overseeing capacity building work, managing 30 student volunteers, starting a professional training institute, and a youth council, and overseeing a $6.5 million wraparound services grant with twelve subgrantee partners.


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