If you want to make a difference and help others while learning about sexual health and keeping yourself safe, then you need to join SMART Youth! You can come to any of our events around the city or come to one of our movie nights or Open Mic events. Check out our schedule to learn what we are doing or e-mail

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Halloween Party 2010

SMART Youth has an annual Halloween Party in order to reach out to other youth, promote SMART Youth, and hopefully gain more youth after the party to help us with the formation of the group and future events.

Here is where you can post any information, contacts, places, etc. that you can contact, or would like someone else to contact in order to help with the formation of the Halloween Party this year.

Just post any information or ideas under the comments section, and it will be read through and noted.

*Remember to be specific with details so two people don't contact one place, one place doesn't get contacted, etc. and it will help with making things run smoother*

Advice: read through the brainstorming session posted previously, and you can also add ideas to that post as well.

Thank You!

Can't Make it to Meetings?

For Facebook:

Can't make it to the SMART Youth meetings this Summer, but still want to help plan for the upcoming Annual Halloween event (and more)?
No problem!

We have now established a system that should help you stay updated, and provide your own ideas on the group page.
Just go to the discussion boards (oh the facebook group) to find "Halloween Party 2010"
This is where you will find updates, brainstorms, and places ready to be contacted.
Post up any information you can provide, any contacts you can connect with, or if you can't contact some place - post it anyway and ask if someone else has the possible capabilities to. :)
I hope this helps!
*Remember to be very specific with your response though so we don't wind up contacting one place twice, or not contacting another place at all.*

Thank you everyone!
Have a GREAT Summer!
Stay Safe :)

Christina Rodriguez

For Blogspot:

There is a new topic post called "Halloween Party 2010"
Read through the intro and brainstorm and post all the same information under the comments part, and that will be helpful as well.

Thank You!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

SMART Youth Youtube Intros

SMART Youth has a youtube page, and finally some Youth intros are up!
Check it out!
If you join us for our meetings, you can make one too! :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

International AIDS Conference 2010

Note from Christina Rodriguez:

International AIDS Conference XVIII: Vienna, Austria

July 14th, 2010 (evening)
Arrival back home:
July 23rd, 2010 (evening)

I have a camcorder now! I will keep updated with videos, but most of them will be going on the SMART Youth youtube page, since that is why I am truly at the conference! to represent! :D
I will take lots of pictures, and try to get as many little gifts as I can, but... the dollar is not equivalent to the US dollar, and I don't have a money tree ( sadly ;-; )
My cell phone will be OFF! I cannot risk any roaming charges, so if you need to contact me, it's called FACEBOOK :) (or email, or... whatever, or just wait haha)
Yes, I am very excited, slightly nervous, but more excited!
I have to thank UNAIDS, AIDS2031, and Global AIDS Alliance for helping me get the support and funding for this valuable trip!
As well as individuals who have networked with me, and I will see them at the conference :)
But personally, MY GRANDMA is AWESOME! :D!!! she helped with some finances and just unconditional lovvveee :) *love Grandma*
I will be traveling with my mom and brother, sadly Sam couldn't come due to work, but we arrive back on her birthday, so everyone who reads this, don't forget! wish her a wonderful birthday! :D

YAY! On my way!

Halloween (and other events) Brainstorming Session

Halloween Party Ideas:
*Folder Packets


-Boricuan (Brooklyn)
-Domico’s (Brooklyn)
-Enteman’s (factory in Queens)

Donations of Goodies:
-TJ Maxx
-BX Sports
-Staples/Office Max (school supplies?)
-The Body Shop
-Bed, Bath and Beyond
-Filene’s Basement
-Midtown Comics
-Fairway (gift baskets)

Donations of Candy:

Donations of Decorations:
-Halloween store

Other notes:
-connect with bakery
-Target Grant (?)
-Flea market table (art workshops beforehand)
*(Empowerment days series)
Spa day (for girls to hand out necklaces), Women and Girl’s Day (MARCH)
(donations for make over stuff?)
-Talent Show