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beverlymjones

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Review for Protect Yourself 1, Inc, Parkton, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

During 7 years, I was involved in PY1's organization as the Events Director. The corporate team is a small, tight-knit, organized, highly creative and motivated team of professionals working to develop programs and services aimed at increasing PY1's presence in the national fight against HIV/AIDS.

PY1 has developed programs such as Safe2Live or Project Arrowhead to engage youth living in high risk communities for HIV infection in the Washington- Baltimore corridor. The programs consist of state-of-the-art, culturally relevant, age-appropriate, and engaging educational productions to contribute to an AIDS-Free Generation.

PY1 deserves support and funding, the organization is transparent and is investing more than 90 % of their funding in these programs. I am very proud to have been part of such a great organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not make changes

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Advisor
 

Review for Protect Yourself 1, Inc, Parkton, MD, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

My experience with Protect Yourself 1, Inc. as Events Director has been to organize events such as PY1 HEALTHSCAPE which is a great forum for PY1 to participate in the Community‘s efforts to make a difference in the fight against AIDS. Protect Yourself 1, Inc.'s partnership with church, government, community and business leaders enabled the development of PY1 HEALTHSCAPE as an Event that focuses on HIV/ STD testing, as well as other health issues affecting Inner City community residents. My role is to develop partnerships that PY1 HEALTHSCAPE will grow to have an increasing impact on many Communities and encourage positive health behavioral changes among African Americans from neighborhoods where the HIV infection rate is alarming.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally experienced the effectiveness of PY1 Healthscape by the number of people tested for HIV and STD's during the event, as well as the amount of information dessiminated to Baltimore City inner city residents on many health topics.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to Protect Yourself 1, Inc.; I would develop more partnerships and give more exposure to PY1 Healthscape in order to get the necessary funding to develop PY1 Healthscape locally, regionally and even nationally to save lives.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Protect Yourself 1, Inc. is unique because of use of multi-media productions to spread the urgent message of HIV and STD awareness, education and prevention to at-risk populations.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I organized PY1 Healthscape.