Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: August 19, 2013, 2:39 AM
TeenAIDS-PeerCorps (TA-PC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit dedicated to empowering youth volunteers to be peer teachers on AIDS prevention to their friends and classmates. We are the first organization in the world to bring public HIV testing to the streets. We host the oldest website on teen HIV/AIDS issues (since 1994). Our Mission Statement reads in part: "It is the Human Right of all maturing adolescents to have full and open access to honest, medically accurate facts... without censorship, to save their lives from an avoidable danger... Peer volunteers make the most convincing messengers." Everyone at TeenAIDS is a volunteer from top to bottom. We accept no taxpayer funds to avoid compromising our uncensored message because our goal is saving lives. For twenty years, tax-deductible donations have funded our founder's historic series of Global AIDS Walks to 86 countries, training 350,000 PeerCorps. We emphasize the use of social media to inform peers. Young students are invited to join in this effort.
Youth , Empowerment , International Health , Education & Outreach , Volunteering , International cooperation , At-Risk Youth , Human Rights Advocacy , HIV/AIDS Prevention , Oublic HIV Testing , Human rights and civil liberties , Health and medicine , Youth AIDS Activism , Teens , Education , Empower , Health & Medicine