The San Pedro Branch is pleased to take part by hosting our first Belize Red Cross Youth Agents for Change (Y-AC) Street Beat Training and Activity and we need your help.

Wanted 12 volunteers to receive educational training this Friday and participate in a core activity the next day at the annual Lobsterfest Block party. Food is covered and if necessary travel expenses.

If you are interested or know anyone that might be please make contact asap by sending a group email to Shirlee Arnould [email protected] and Laurie Norton [email protected]

Volunteers will get trained in HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health education this coming Friday June 20th. The following afternoon they will go out in groups and provide the information to the public.

Training Friday: June 20th 9:00am - 4:00pm at El Divino Restaurant Banana Beach Resort. Light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack included for all trainees.

Core Activity Saturday June 21st: Volunteers will get hands on experience interacting with the crowd handing out HIV/Aids brochures. Volunteers will get a per diem to purchase a meal at Lobsterfest.

Street Beat is a Belize Red Cross initiative and is open to all branches. This activity is being funded for 2 years by the Norwegian Red Cross. Ms. Tina Gill from Belize Red Cross Headquarters recently came out to help the San Pedro Branch prepare for the activity and assist in making a budget.

A few Street Beat objectives:
� Increase the awareness of HIV & AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health countrywide
� To develop and build on an active relationship with community members and specifically young people
� To help the raise awareness of the youth service agencies in all Belize communities

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