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

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sexual Health Resource

Quick Tip:

If you are in need of sexual health information or if you know anyone who does, here's a great resource different clinics or sexual health centers that are specifically for youth. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Join SMART's Team: AIDS Walk 2011 New York

The AIDS Walk is an important and inspiring event taking place in Central Park and around New York City on May15, 2011. Come out and show your support for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and help contribute to the ultimate goal of moving towards a future without AIDS. The best part is that SMART Inc. is participating in this event so you can sign up to walk with us! :-) To sign up under the SMART Inc page, click the link below and follow the directions listed below. Thanks and

we hope you will be able to join us for this event!

Here's the link Then click on "Join a Team"

Then find SMART Inc - 7310 Then fill out personal info.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

March Schedule

Join us for our new exciting projects that will take place in March!

March 4th - "National Women & Girl's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Conference" Planning - "National Women and Girl's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact among women and girls" ( We will be hosting our 1st Annual Half Day Conference in support of National Women and Girl's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

March 11th - "Dollars and Sense" - Come learn about the basics of tax preparation and what you need to do to get your tax refund!

March 18th - "SMART Youth Movie Night" - We will be watching "The Lost Children of Rockdale County", which is a documentary about a syphilis outbreak among over 200 youth in an affluent community in Atlanta, Georgia.

March 25th - "Getting to Know UR Body" - Come join us for this sexual health workshop and learn about your body and healthy sexual living.

Hope to see you there!

Valentine's Day Outreach Overview / Outreach Tips

All in all,our Valentine's Day Outreach event was quite successful. We went to Union Square and handed out snag bags and shared sexual health information with people in the park. We had a good time and learned a lot about ourselves and others. We also learned tips for more effective outreach in the future. Check out the pictures from the event and read below for more information on effective outreach.

Outreach Tips
  • Travel in pairs and approach other people in pairs
  • Use keywords such as "FREE Condoms", "FREE Snag bag"

  • Smile and approach people in a friendly manner

  • Plug the event that you are trying to promote
  • Let people know what you are doing and why - you can say, "We are promoting safer sex practices among youth and adults. Enjoy this snag bag, or if you don't need it, then maybe you can pass it along to someone else you know."

  • Explain your organization and what you do. Your explanation will depend on your audience. For instance, you if are trying to explain what SMART Youth is

If speaking to adults, say something along the lines of, "SMART Youth is a development and leadership program for youth living with, affected by, or at high risk for HIV/AIDS. Our goal is to share accurate and youth centered sexual health info, particularly HIV prevention for adolescents in NYC. We do this through community outreach, workshops, and trainings."

If speaking to teens, say something like, "SMART Youth is an after school program for youth between the ages of 13 and 22, were we come together to talk about issues affecting other teenagers and speak the truth about safe sex. We also participate in workshops and perform community outreach to advocate for others and make a difference in our community.

Hope you find these tips useful! Thanks for reading and enjoy the pictures :-)

February Schedule

February 4th - Planning for Valentine's Day Outreach

February 11th - Valentine's Day Outreach

February 18th - Focus Group & Open Mic Night

February 25th - Planning for National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Confernce & YouTube "How to Use a Condom Series"

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Day Outreach

©Happy Valentine's Day!©

©It's about that time! Come
join us on Friday, February 11, 2011 for our Valentine's Day Outreach event at Union Square! We will be putting into action all we
have learned over the last month! As we get ready for Valentine's Day, we will be educating other young adults about the importance of safer sex practices. We will be handing out condom bags and answering any questions that young adults may have about safer sex, STIs, HIV/AIDS & healthy living©

We will be meeting at SMART's office at 4:45 pm and then travel to Union Square

Date: February 11, 2011

Meeting Time: 4:45pm
Outreach Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Meeting Location: Smart’s office (306-308 West 38th St Rm 601)
Transportation: A/C/E, 1/2/3, N, R,Q 42nd Street

Outreach Location: Union Square (14th Street)

Please join us for this wonderful event.
Come make an impact on someone's life. Feel free to bring a friend!