Tag - peer empowerment

LBB and WOO Continue to Keep the Faith!

by Hal Eisenberg C.S.W. It turned out not to be your ordinary Thursday afternoon. We were all there for a reason, yet if nothing else were true, the reasons would intensify by the end of today’s group. No one was sure what was going to happen; yet there was anticipation in the air. As the hands of the clock moved closer to 3:30, I glanced out the window of Cardozo High at the hardened rain, reflecting on the irony between [...]

Opportunities for Youth Beyond Belief!

by Hal Eisenberg, C.S.W. When one sees staggering statistics such as 50% of all new HIV infections are amongst youth under the age of 25, (CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, 2003), it becomes imperative and obvious that organizations must collaborate to address the overwhelming needs of adolescents in our community, in a way that is innovative, empowering, rewarding, and well received. Living Beyond Belief (LBB) and Windows of Opportunity (WOO) comprehends the [...]

The Scene 2007

September 2007 A&U Magazine Pink and purple balloons anchored to benches on the Long Island campus of Adelphi University led the way to the first annual Shortstack Charity Fashion Show this past June. Attendees were greeted by three long tables of silent auction packages, from Morrissey concert tickets to airline tickets, as well as a LIFEbeat table sporting a fantasia of colorfully wrapped condoms. The runway set up in the University Center saw several walks, led off by the premiere of Sarah [...]

Excerpt from “Required Reading”

August 2007 Shortstack Cover Models: Olivia Mignone and Tany Rios Shortstack models Featured on the cover A&U Magazine – Appearing in the 7 page spread are Iasia Stewart, Kati Johnson, Olivia Mignone and Tanya Rios. High school and college students know summer reading lists quite well. Composed to help students prep for the coming year, the pages and pages assigned inevitably clash with the pull of the city park, the beach, the blockbuster movie, or even the daydream. Education and following one’s [...]