HEAT’s mission is to provide a unique health and mental health program that focuses on the special needs of young people (13-29) who are at risk or living with HIV/AIDS and to remove the barriers that often prevent youth from accessing health care. HEAT operates a ‘one-stop shopping’ full-service clinic that is set in a youth-friendly, discrete and easily accessible venue at the SUNY Downstate’s Center for Healthcare Services in Brooklyn
CB14 Youth ConferenceHEAT (Health and Education Alternatives for Teens) Program
The CCRB does a series of office tours where the youth can explore different departments and careers at agency. This is a great opportunity for young people to be exposed to different career paths, while being civically engaged. We also have a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a working committee made up of young leaders who are committed to criminal justice issues and improving police-community relations. Members advise CCRB staff about its efforts to engage young New Yorkers, serve as ambassadors to their communities about the agency, and join team-building activities.
Protecting the East is a youth led organization that educates the community about safer sex, HIV, STI, and Mpox prevention, and building healthy relationships. We provide free pregnancy tests, free Plan Bs, condoms, hygiene kits, and resources for the community. PTE hosts a lot of community events where people are able to receive free materials and resources. We also offer a 7 month internship for youth ages 14-20, who are interested in promoting the importance of sexual health and healthy relationships. Applications for the 2023 Cohort is closed but we do have an Interest Form for youth who are interested in applying for our 2024 school year.
CB14 Youth ConferenceProtecting The East (United Community Centers)
NYC Smoke-Free, a program of Public Health Solutions (PHS), works to protect the health of New Yorkers through tobacco control policy, advocacy and education. We run a youth-led, adult-supported program called Reality Check, which aims to expose the manipulative and deceptive marketing tactics of the tobacco industry and produce change in communities through education, advocacy, outreach, political education, and media campaigns.
Youth can take advantage of the following programs and opportunities: Healthy Eating Alternative Series; Financial/Trading (Stocks/Options/Cryptos) Workshop; Etiquette/Modeling/Sewing Workshops; S.T.E.W. (Summer Talent Ed Workshop); Academic Support/Tutoring and Scholarships for High School Seniors. We also offer ESL for immigrant students and families
CB14 Youth ConferenceMaking the Impossible Possible, Inc.
We have the several programs for youth in Brooklyn. We have the STAR program which discusses HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention. STAR also have peer educators where youth can come and gain knowledge and become leaders of tomorrow. We have the SRAE program where we discuss career readiness with adolescents. This include having how to write a resume, financial literacy, discovering what they want to be etc.
The Rising Heights Program. Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center is located on 650 Fulton Street in New York, and we provide comprehensive healthcare and support services. At the Rising Heights Program, we provide the highest quality care for people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C for over 30 years now. We work as part of the early intervention initiative and my role with BPMC is to educate patients on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, provide confidential HIV testing, identify high risk sexual behaviors, and reduce the risk of transmission.
CB14 Youth ConferenceBrooklyn Plaza Medical Center
NY Connects is a free of charge program that connects people of any disability any age to services, resources or it could be based on people’s needs.
We connect people to services such as health Information/Services/Activities, Legal / Justice Services, reasonable accommodation guidance, benefits, housing applications, Medicaid applications to mention a few.