Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: May 21, 2013, 1:06 PM
TeenAIDS-PeerCorps (TA-PC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit dedicated to empowering youth volunteers to be peer teachers on HIV/AIDS prevention to their friends and classmates. 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 volunteers their time and talents, from top to bottom. We accept no taxpayer funds to avoid compromising our message. For twenty years, tax-deductible donations have funded our founder's historic series of Global AIDS Walks to 85 countries, training 350,000 PeerCorps. We emphasize the use of social media to inform peers. TA-PC is restructing its organizational management model to represent a broader coalition of young professionals here in the U.S. and internationally when Dr. John Chittick, executive director and Harvard expert, embarks on his final and most extensive Global Walk to an additional 24 nations to train thousands more at the grassroots level. Young students will be invited to join in this effort.