Tag - aids awareness

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fighting HIV/AIDS

By Jessica Lyons The Queens Courier – Healthwise section June 2008 Windows of Opportunity (WOO), the Barbara Harmon Institute, is encouraging high school girls to believe in themselves while also raising money for charity through their Shortstack Program and 2nd Annual Charity Fashion Show. WOO was founded in 2002 and gained non-profit status in 2005. Its founder and Executive Director Hal Eisenberg had been working with parents and children in the community for many years. “From being active in the community and [...]

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 [...]