AHF Youth Task Force Launches “Know Your Status” HBCU College Tour at FAMU [PHOTOS]

NINA PARKER, KAREN CIVIL, DON BENJAMIN, AMBER ROSE, SIBLEY, KENT JONES, CORDELL BROADUS, JACQUEES AND MORE JOIN KNOW YOUR STATUS TOUR

                      The AHF Youth Task Force kicks off first HBCU college tour to promote sexual health awareness and STD prevention

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 14, 2017) – The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announced today the launch of the Know Your Status Tour (KYST), a multi-city youth awareness campaign geared towards educating college students on the importance of safer sex, taking the proper precautions to avoid contracting STDs, and if already infected, how to be treated and continue living a productive life day tp day. The AHF Youth Task Force will team up with Social Media Influencers and Pop Culture Influencers Nina Parker, Karen Civil, Don Benjamin, Amber Rose, Sibley, Cordell Broadus, Jacquees and more, to reach even more college students across the nation while on tour.

The highly anticipated KYST kicked off on Wednesday, April 12th at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida, with second and third stops scheduled at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta. GA on Thursday, April 20th and Texas Southern University in Houston, TX on Wednesday, April 26th (see list of talent/participants below). Chris Grace, founder of AHF’s KYST initiative, creatively meshed the worlds of social impact with sexual education on the tour by selecting respected influencers to create an environment of comfort and familiarization who will encourage open dialogue.

“Each year, 12 million young people contract an STI and there is an undeniable urgency to target safer sex messages that are interactive, engaging, and relevant to their lives and experiences. With the Know Your Status Tour, we are doing our part to educate our youth on the importance of being tested regularly for STIs and help them form good sexual health habits that they can take with them long into adulthood,” Grace explains.

The tour will feature celebrity panel discussions, breakout discussions, specialized school activities, social media pledges and musical performances by influential artists including Epic Records’ Hip-Hop artist Kent Jones (DJ Khaled/We the Best Music Group). Students who participate in STD and HIV testing will receive a custom t-shirt and be eligible to win prizes including: 1) $5,000 student scholarship, 2) Pimp My Dorm Room for participating schools, and 3) tablet giveaway for each campus.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 10 million young adults in the U.S. alone contract an STD each year
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the most commonly reported STDs in the U.S.
  • 1 in 4 sexually active young women are living with an STD

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Know Your Status Tour - Tallahassee
The KYST Schedule

4/12/17: Tallahassee – FAMU (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University)

Nina Parker – Moderator

Kent Jones – Artist

Cordell Broadus – Panelist

Chris Grace – Panelist

Jacquess – Panelist

 

4/20/17: Atlanta – CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

Karen Civil – Moderator

Kent Jones – Artist

Cordell Broadus – Panelist

Nina Parker – Panelist

Don Benjamin – Panelist

Sibley – Panelist

Amber Rose – Panelist

 

4/26/17: Houston – TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 

Karen Civil – Moderator

Kent Jones – Artist

Cordell Broadus – Panelist

Nina Parker – Panelist

Don Benjamin – Panelist

Amber Rose – Panelist

 

To learn more about The KYST and AHF Youth Task Force, please visit www.KnowYourStatusTour.com.