In addition to providing education and testing services directly to high-risk adolescents and young adults at schools and community organizations, Project STAY's Mobile Health Team participates in numerous larger scale community events throughout the year. Below are several examples:
EVENT: Teen Health & Wellness Film Festival at the Tribeca Cinemas
TITLE: "Self Love, the new sexy"
DATE: March 27, 2010
On Saturday, March 27, "My Life My Decision" - a short film about Emergency Contraception - was featured at the Teen Health & Wellness Film Festival at the Tribeca Cinemas. The festival was organized by the Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition, in partnership with HEAT (Health & Education Alternatives for Teens). The festival's goal was to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, and to empower adolescents to find out their HIV status. Katie Tang, Outreach Coordinator of the Mobile Health Team, and Hanif Shabazz, HHPC Advisory Board Member and producer, both attended the event and participated on the guest panel to address participants' questions regarding film production and potential collaboration with the Mobile Health Team.
EVENT: 2010 Teen Choice Conference
TITLE: "Use Condom Sense"
DATE: April 8, 2010
On April 8, 2010, Project STAY participated in the 2010 Teen Choice Conference "Use Condom Sense", sponsored by the Inwood House. The goal of the conference was to raise awareness about adolescent sexual health, dating violence prevention, and college preparation. Julen Harris, Mobile Health Team Health Educator, provided workshops on STI/HIV prevention and birth control options.
EVENT: 2010 Youth Pridefest
DATE: July 28, 2010
The NYC Youth Pridefest took place on July 28, 2010. It was an evening of entertainment, including a mini-ball and talent show. The goal of the event was to celebrate diversity and empower LGBTQ youth. Project STAY co-chaired the planning committee and provided STI testing.
EVENT: 2010 Second Annual Project Kiss Fashion Show
On August 28, 2010, Project STAY partnered with Project KISS to provide STI testing at the second annual Fashion Show "Love Revolution". The goal of the event was to raise awareness about HIV stigma and promote justice and acceptance surrounding the issue.