The 2015 AIDS Walk/Run benefits the following programs of
Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) Money Goes:
The Adolescent Health Initiative is a targeted prevention program that equips young people at risk for unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, and alcohol and substance use (as it relates to unintended pregnancy and risk of HIV/STD infection), with information and skills to make healthy choices throughout their lives.
The program works with youth ages 12-22 in school-based and community locations, providing evidence-based comprehensive sex education that has been proven effective in reducing the incidence of risky behaviors in at-risk youth and young adults. Participants in the program gain lifelong skills needed to practice alternatives to risky behaviors.
Q Center: With a mission to promote health, safety, and empowerment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 13- 22, the Q Center in Syracuse is regarded by youth as their only safe gathering place. Last year, 237 young people and their families regularly participated in Q Center activities.
Emergency/Basic/Human Needs: An ongoing stabilization initiative that provides HIV-infected individuals and their families with food, personal care items, household items, and clothing during critical times.
100% of the fundraised dollars stay in Central New York!!