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

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Hey Everyone!

SMART Youth now has it's own YouTube Page!

Check it out:

PS: If you have any interest in co-maintaining this account, let me know!


Let's Make Some VIDEOS!

World AIDS Conference XVIII

The World AIDS Conference this year is in Vienna, Austria!
I have applied SMART Youth for an exhibition booth, and an international scholarship!
If we get approved, we can hopefully register, and then represent at this great International Networking Event!
We should still look into other funds and scholarships, for the event, as well as for SMART Youth in General.


PS: There would only be a few representatives. Funding is Key.

To read more information check out this link:


SMART Youth has a new Twitter Account!

If you don't get on Facebook enough to check out upcoming events or updates, follower our Twitter!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Hey Everyone!

The SMART Youth Cafepress site is up and ready to go!
The designs are kind of simple, and regular right now, but once we have time to create new designs, and start some new fund-raising, we can keep up with the shop better!

Go check it out!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

UPDATE on 2010 Outreach Project

UPDATE: (January 15th)

We will be making bags on January 29th.
Then distributing the bags on February 5th, Starting at the SMART Office then walking around the area to pass out our bags to our target Youth audience.

Stay updated!
Hope to see you there!

UPDATE: (January 14th)

By the looks of things our budget will only be $300.
So the main products we will focus on will be:
*Buttons (or if we can get the customized Keychains with the condom inside to have a fact in the front and SMART Youth info)
*SMART Youth Palm Card
*Lollipops (for attraction)
*Condoms (of course)

It won't be as bulky as we'd like but I think this will be simple and get the info out, as well as our name.

We also need to plan a date to do this project ASAP.
Possibly the week before Valentine's.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Internship Opportunities of 2010

I will post whatever information I receive up here about career or internship opportunities.

1. Four-Month Career Exploration and Job Readiness PAID Internship at Old Navy and Gap for 40 young people (ages 16-21) who are in High School, have a GED or are in College.
The program begins in February 2010 and includes a full year of follow up services at the end of the internship period.
Internship selection will be based on evaluation of performance, time, attendance, and interviews.
Weekly sessions include: Career and Life Skills Workshops, Gap Supplement Support Services as needed, including Academic Support/College Prep, Legal, Counseling, and Adolescent Health Clinic.

To get involved contact:
Monique De La Oz (
212-941-9090 (ext. 3263)

Happy New Year and Outreach Project 2010

Hey everyone!
Here are the notes from the brainstorm and such that we had Friday (January 8th, 2010)

We will be handing out around 200 outreach bags to the public in order to promote SMART Youth and increase our numbers.

Ideas for the bags consist of: (SMART Bags)
-The bags will most likely be the mini ziploc bags used for the snag bags, other ideas welcome
-Condoms (SMART is already supplied with plenty, this does not affect our budget)
-SMART Youth stickers on the outside corners of the bags
-Beaded bracelets: red and white beads and 2 rolls of elastic string, made by the youth.
(depending on budget and time to make these)
-Flat jelly bracelets customized to say SMART YOUTH
(if this is more cost effective it may replace the beaded bracelets)
-Buttons with SMART Facts (facts and statistics on STD's and HIV, based on youth): for around 200 of these it costs $110
-Red lollipops
-SMART Youth Business Card (?), we do not have an official contact so we are unsure about creating a card, and have to wait for budget.

-Pens (customized?)

Add any other ideas or prices you have found.
I will keep this board updated from every meeting until the project is complete.