As an AIDS educator Sasha, 18, wants teens to know they could be at risk and how to protect themselves.
I’ve found that the most effective method of spreading knowledge about HIV/AIDS is through teenage interaction because kids are more likely to listen to each other than to an adult. While we all may come from different backgrounds, we have our generation in common. As AIDS ambassadors, our goal is to spread information about how to protect oneself from this devastating virus, beginning with our own age group.
Although she's strict, Samantha, 15, says it’s not so bad having her mom work at her school.
Victoria, 17, says the friends she’s made at her small, integrated magnet have helped her overcome prejudices.