Youth Reacting to AIDS conference on Wednesday



Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury, Inc. is proud to sponsor the 19th Annual Youth Reacting To AIDS (YRTA):  Youth Empowerment Conference – on Wednesday April 9th  – 8:45 am to 1:00 pm at Henry Abbott Technical High School, 21Hayestown Avenue, Danbury (Exit 5 off I-84 East or Exit 6 off I-84 West) (Breakfast and lunch provided)

 The keynote speaker for the conference is Scott Fried who is an award-winning international public speaker, HIV/AIDS educator and author. He has devoted the past   21 years of his life to lecturing in nearly every state in this country, as well as Israel, England, Canada, Holland and Honduras, reaching more than a million people. He has spoken at over 1000 institutions, including colleges and universities, high schools and middle schools, summer camps, synagogues and churches.

 The Youth Reacting to AIDS (YRTA) Youth Empowerment Conference is a statewide youth to youth conference.  YRTA organizes this one day event with the purpose of sharing information about HIV/AIDS preventive programs in the Greater Danbury area. For the last 19 years, Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury, Inc. has been the sponsoring agency for this statewide conference. Youth Peer AIDS Educators from across CT attend this youth driven-organized conference to interact with others in their same positions. It is an opportunity for them to discuss their successes and pitfalls of their intervention programs, as well as, attend presentations and speeches by those in the HIV/AIDS field.  This conference has provided a fertile ground for ideas, networking and information exchange among all youth in CT.   YRTA is a learning tool that fosters leadership, public speaking, communication, networking, community service and team working skills.   Attendees at the conference are primarily between 13 and 24 years of age.

 Registration is $5.00. Since the conference has a limited number of seats, people are encouraged to register as soon as possible.  For more information and registration, please contact – Suzanne Davenport at (203) 417- 4694 or email at or Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury, Inc. (IAM), 39 Rose Street, Danbury 203-748-4077.

Nanci Hutson