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Project STYLE proudly announces a running News & Events archive blog that details the news headlines and current events involving Project STYLE and The Village.

December 2, 2011

During December, we also began our second PRIME For Life group with young adults enrolled at the Greater Miami Service Corps. This time, we traveled to Homestead to deliver the class. Some of the topics covered were: values/choices and the connection with substance abuse problems, adoption research, psychological influences, and social influences. Overall, the class was a rewarding and productive experience for everyone in attendance.

December 1, 2011

On December 1, The Village and Project STYLE staff visited St. Thomas University to mark World AIDS Day and help raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on the young adult population in Miami-Dade County.

November 5, 2011

Project STYLE participated in a health fair at Central Area Apartments in Overtown, Miami. Free health screenings were available to neighborhood residents and free HIV testing was provided by The Village in partnership with the AHF. In addition, Village South staff provided free informational materials about substance abuse, promotional items, and information about Village South programs and services.

November 2, 2011

On November 2, Project STYLE partnered with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to bring free HIV testing and risk-reduction counseling to students at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami.

October 29, 2011

On October 29, we participated in a health fair organized by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and held in the Center for Haitian Studies in Little Haiti. University of Miami medical students provided free health screenings to hundreds of neighborhood residents. The Village South provided educational materials and other information on HIV and substance abuse.

October 28, 2011

On October 28 and November 3, Mr. Garvin delivered our first PRIME For Life class at the Lindsay Hopkins Technical Center in Miami. Most of the class participants were members of the Greater Miami Service Corps, which provides continued education and special skills development for young adults ages 18 to 23. The class was a huge success. The young men and women who participated found the material very interesting and engaging.

October 15, 2011

October 15th was established in 2003 as National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) in response to the devastating impact HIV/AIDS has on Hispanic/Latino communities across the country. It was established to draw attention to the critical role HIV testing and prevention education plays in stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS among Hispanics/Latinos. It is a day during Hispanic heritage month that organizations around the country use to promote and sponsor activities that respond to the state of HIV/AIDS among Hispanics/Latinos in their specific communities.

In Miami-Dade, 1 in 4 newly HIV infected individuals are between the ages of 13 and 29. In addition, according to the CDC, approximately 44% of Hispanic males who tested positive for HIV in Miami were unaware of their infection. To commemorate NLAAD, The Village South/Project STYLE organized an event at Miami-Dade College Inter-American, the campus with the highest number of Hispanic students in the Miami-Dade community college system. We provided information on HIV/AIDS and testing, free condoms, educational materials, and raised awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic community.

August 20, 2011

On August 20, The Village/Project STYLE participated in the annual Health Fair held at the African American Cultural Center in Miami.