Welcome to Protect Yourself 1
The mission of Protect Yourself1 is to promote personal responsibility and evidence-based health education about HIV/STIs and related conditions using STEM skills, music, art, emerging technology, and media. Our educational events, programs and activities educate youth on how to protect themselves from HIV/STIs and decrease the number of new HIV infections by reducing risky behaviors among under-served, at-risk youth.
These objectives guide our work:
- Develop culturally competent, linguistically appropriate, health awareness, education, and prevention programs to engage youth of diverse racial/ethnic minorities;
- Produce technology-based health educational media, creative social media campaigns, community services, and live/virtual events to improve health on a community-wide basis;
- Promote health educational media, programs, campaigns and services for communities, faith-based organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to enhance community-engagement;
- Create sustainable cross-sector partnerships with community and faith-based organizations, government agencies, and businesses to advance health education and prevention of HIV/STIs, transmissible diseases, and their associated co-morbidities.
Protect Yourself 1, Inc., a Non Profit Corporation with Federal Tax Exempt, 501(c) (3) status, is an entertainment and educational response to the World-Wide AIDS pandemic.