What is it that compromises an adolescent’s health? Is it poverty, no access to healthcare or the right intervention methods? NGOs and facilitators working with young people all over the country say it’s a combination of all these factors. Youth in the 10-24 age group, constitute a large percentage of the population. Healthier than the other age groups, they are also more vulnerable to health risks, physical and mental, and also transitional problems as they grow towards adulthood in terms of education, work and expanding relations. At a recent Workshop for South Asian Journalists on Reproductive and Child Health: Issues and Perspectives, organised by the Population Foundation of India (PFI) and USAID, an overview of the various NGOs working in the field to ensure better adolescent health awareness revealed some interesting viewpoints of working with and for the young .