GRANDPARENTS/PARENTS—Some of the people in attendance at the sessions, not in order: Ayanna Squar, Syreeta Squar, Kezia Ellsion, Alberta Graham-Ellison, Jordon Scott, Janice Gladden, Hakeem George, Regina Brown, Meesha Williams, DaShawn Williams and Marjorie Singletary. Middle photo: Marjorie Singletary is the grandmother of 13-year-old twins Meesha and Dashawn Williams. Bottom photo: Jordon Scott, 13, with his grandmother, Janice Gladden. (Photos by J.L. Martello)
Educating Teens About HIV/AIDS Inc. held an informational session for its Live Life without the Disease Series, Jan. 12, at the Thelma Lovette YMCA on Centre Avenue in the Hill District. The theme was “A Healthy You in Every Season: HIV and STI Prevention.”
The information session brought parents and grandparents together with youth to discuss ways to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. There were several panel discussions on different topics such as: The Unique You; Finding Ways of Dealing with Peer Pressure, Stress and Surviving in Your Environment; How to Create Success from the Inside Out; and more.