The mission of The AIDS kNOw More Project is to empower and educate communities regarding HIV/AIDS. The AIDS kNOw More Project will make a positive community impact and be there to support those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
The AIDS kNOw More Project (AKMP) is a group comprised of middle school, high school, and college students who are dedicated to educating themselves about HIV/AIDS, including prevention and related stigma, treatment, and risk reduction. It is then their duty to pass this education on to their peers. AKMP members and their advisors have been trained as peer educators in HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Members are working to create a curriculum to provide educational presentations to groups at local schools and community events with the hope of increasing knowledge and decreasing transmission. Their goal is to improve the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of their peers regarding HIV/AIDS. The AKMP is actively involved in the AIDS Walk/5k Run & Festival and World AIDS Day celebration. Members also provide education at a number of community events and schools.
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 – 8 p.m. at the AFWM office in downtown Springfield. Dinner is provided. At our meetings, members discuss current issues, work on peer education efforts, and have a great time! Anyone who is interested in participating in The AIDS kNOw More Project is encouraged to attend. Call (413) 301-0955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
May 4: Noho Pride
May 17: Presentation at Hilltown Charter School
June 1&2: Filming for upcoming educational video