Jason Rzepka Wins Social Innovator Award

Deb Levine is a 2009 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow and leads ISIS, Inc., the organization behind this weekend’s Sex::Tech‘s conference. Our congratulations to Jason on the award and to Deb’s team on the conference success.

As part of our efforts to find and call attention to social innovators in health with youth, at the 2010 Sex::Tech conference we hosted this past weekend, Jason Rzepka, MTV’s Vice President of Public Affairs and PopTech board member, was honored for his work with youth social innovation. Rhodes Klement, Chair of the PopTech board, presented the award.

Jason Rzepka and Rhodes Klement
Rhodes Klement and Jason Rzepka at the Sex::Tech conference in San Francisco.

Jason is responsible for the strategic direction of all of MTV’s “pro-social” campaigns. In this role, he strives to use the network’s superpowers for good, by engaging over 200 million young people with the network’s Peabody-winning “It’s Your (Sex) Life” with the Kaiser Family Foundation to bring awareness to sexual health issues, the Emmy-winning “Choose or Lose” which helped drive the largest youth voter turnouts in U.S. history, and “A Thin Line” – launched in December of 2009 to address the emerging issue of youth digital abuse.

In addition to honoring Jason and others making an impact in the field, ISIS’ third annual Sex::Tech conference brought together leaders in the fields of STD prevention, education, health, government and technology to explore ways the Internet, mobile and new media can improve young people’s access to sexual health information. This year, Sex::Tech featured successes, innovations, technology intensives and expert insights around the intersection of youth, new media and sexual health.

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