believe in myself more and have greater
ambition. I’m not shy because
I am doing something good by educating
the community. If I can do this, anyone
who is given the chance can too."
- Peer educator
Teatro AIDS Prevention Project for Latinas combines
traditional Latino Theater with peer education
approaches. Youth are trained to perform peer-teatro
education presentations, solicit discussions with
their audiences and are provided with additional
health education skill-building opportunities.
Educational performances are staged in locations
that serve young Latinas including colleges and
universities, community-based organizations, churches,
continuation high schools, WIC programs, shelters,
incarcerated youth centers, youth-focused programs,
ESL programs, and other job training programs.
Key to the success of this program is the leadership
role of Latinas in collaboration with community
organizations and the public and private sector
1. CHOICES (L.A., CA)
2. Talent Bilingua (Houston, TX)
AIDS Forum (New York, NY)]
Los Angeles Women’s Center
Office of Evaluation and Planning (Boston,
Casa Resource Center for Women (Denver, CO)
- Disseminated the TAPP for Latinas
curriculum resource guide to an estimated 1000
health and human service providers.
- Reached an estimated 12,751
youth and community representatives in five
US Hispanic markets who received information
about HIV/AIDS risk reduction behaviors.
- Trained a cadre of 187 Latino
community peer-education leaders, age’s
16-24 years on the use of TAPP for Latinas.
- Recruited a collective expertise
of up to 493 collaborative partners form five
U.S. major Hispanic markets to promote the TAPP
project in 5 local communities.
- Presented national/local training
on TAPP for Latinas project at various conferences
and workshops to an estimated 250 service providers.
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