The project design incorporates a model of using youth leadership to establish a peer based program of personal responsibility leading to positive outcomes with respect to HIV/Aids and Drug Awareness. This project will impact 12 teens who will serve on the Youth Leadership Council as planners and conveners of the Summit. Another 175-200 teens will be impacted through educational and informative sessions.
We anticipate further benefit/impact as a result of teen participation in the Summit.
The Rotary Club of Thomasville continues to have a powerful impact in our community. Local sororities, grassroots organizations continue involvement. We've increased parental involvement and other civic, social, and religious organizations' involvement in the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative. Abstinence & HIV sessions Continue. The Youth Council presented (2020) at the office of Population National Conference with more than 100 attending their breakout session.
update: The 13th annual teen conference was held November 14th (virtual & face-face) and 45 youth attended in person and 200 Viewed via social media; a smaller number in attendance due to COVID. Social Distancing was observed. YLC member was appointed to serve on the Board.