Saving Our Youth allied with SunServe, Pride Center, DCS Consulting, and Community-Based Connections, Inc. will be taking our position to bring awareness to our Young Adults ages 15-22 on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 11am to 2pm. We will be hosting an event “Keeping It Real With Our Youth” to help prevent and educate our youth on healthy relationships and safe sex practices in order to reduce HIV/AIDS in Broward County.
This event will be held at Mid-Town Commerce Center: 1033 NW 6th Street Suite 103, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311.
Team Saving Our Youth (Team SOY) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit youth development agency providing educational, prevention, and early intervention services aimed at cultivating/strengthening families in South Florida. Team SOY is dedicated to ensuring that youth and previous juvenile offenders have access to innovative, quality programs and services that will transition and transform their lives to shape their future.
Broward County has the second highest rate of newly diagnosed HIV cases in 2010 and the second highest rate of newly diagnosed AIDS cases in the entire United States (CDC HIV Surveillance Report, 2010). Over thirty-two years after discovery of HIV/AIDS, the virus remains without a cure and continues to spread worldwide. The number of people with HIV/AIDS in Broward County has doubled in the past 10 years largely due to current treatments that have improved significantly and increased testing identifying those infected. Although anyone can be infected with HIV/AIDS, it remains a disease of disparities with the greatest impact on certain communities.