Thursday April 16, 2019 Two shows: 9:30 am & 12:30 pm at Folly Theater
Helping Youth Plan for Excellence (HYPE)
(HYPE) is a performing arts group for youth desiring to refine skills in the areas of Music, Dance and Drama. It is an outreach ministry of the Calvary Community Outreach Network and involves youngsters from churches, schools, and community centers around the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Helping Your Plan for Excellence is a media leadership group that creates a positive setting for urban youth ages 10- 21. The project utilizes student involvement in media as the vehicle to establish ongoing youth development activities.
Since 1999, HYPE members have produced quality television programming giving accurate, culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention information to their peers in an up-beat entertaining way. Students learn the basics of video work including camera operation, editing and audio as well as interviewing techniques.
The groundbreaking stage play “The Lot” features the outstanding work of the youngsters as they give a stirring performance designed to help their peers consider life decisions.
There is a lot of stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS and this is often driven by fear of the unknown. Knowing the facts is the first step to reducing stigma. It also helps to use non-discriminatory language, so here are some guidelines to help.
There is no cure or preventative vaccine for HIV and it is one of the biggest public health challenges in the world today. HIV has infected millions of people and affected communities around the world. Do you know the difference between HIV and AIDS?
Most people are aware about HIV but many don’t know how the virus can be passed on. It is important to have the correct information about HIV so you can protect yourself and the people you care about.
Abstaining from sex is the only sure way to prevent the spread of HIV. For those who choose not to abstain, using condoms correctly is an effective way to protect against HIV. Do you know the do’s and don’ts?
Millions of people around the world are living with HIV but don’t know it. They may look and feel healthy. The only way to be sure about your status is to take an HIV test.
Testing positive for HIV is probably one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. However, there are more options than ever for people who have the virus. Although it is not a cure, Anti-Retroviral Therapy will help you live longer if you are HIV positive. Lifestyle changes can also help you stay healthy.