H.E.L.P. (HIV Empowerment and Leadership Program)

Queens Teenagers Meet at QCC to Discuss AIDS

by Alex Ginsberg Thursday, April 17, 2003 Yournabe.com High school students from around the borough discussed HIV- and AIDS-related issues and heard the real-life stories of two HIV-positive activists Friday at a student-coordinated conference at Queensborough Community College. High school students from around the borough discussed HIV- and AIDS-related issues and heard the real-life stories of two HIV-positive activists Friday at a student-coordinated conference at Queensborough Community College. The second annual Teens to Teens HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference was orchestrated by about 50 students from [...]

Broadway star and avid Shortstack™ supporter, Harrison Chad, speaks about WOO & Shortstack™ in A&U Magazine!

A&U Magazine Student Counsel July ’09 ACTOR HARRISON CHAD TALKS WITH A&U’S CHAEL NEEDLE ABOUT RAISING AIDS AWARENESS IN HIS HOMETOWN & THEATER COMMUNITIES. Harrison Chad recently played Roger in his high school production of RENT. (Yes, with some omissions and tweaks, this edition of the Tony-winning musical now joins Seussical and Jekyll & Hyde in the drama club canon.) Even though RENT’s twelve-year run on Broadway is over, it’s nice to know that a story that explores the urban poetics of [...]

TEENS SHARE AND CARE AT AIDS CONFERENCE

By Jillian Ogawa Daily News Writer Friday, May 27th 2005 JACKIE LABANCA’S father died just a few weeks after she was born, and through the early years of her life, she believed his life had been taken by cancer. It wasn’t until she was 9 that she learned the truth – Anthony LaBanca had died, at age 40, of an HIV infection. Jackie LaBanca, 17, shared her story this week at the Teen to Teen HIV/AIDS conference held at Queens College in Flushing. “That [...]

Teens take teaching role at boro school AIDS meet

By Sophia Chang Encountering a sea of blank stares, the Cardozo High School senior said matter of factly, “It stands for human immunodeficiency virus. Does anyone know what AIDS stands for?” Eschewing staid textbook approaches for frank workshops peppered with street slang and reality show parodies, Lemma and other students from Cardozo and Bowne high schools presented Friday at Queensborough Community College a conference on HIV/AIDS geared toward high schoolers. The third annual Teens to Teens HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference had an estimated [...]