Education and Outreach

What we do right here in our communities to inform people about HIV/AIDS

AIDS Delaware provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS education programs tailored to the needs of individual schools, houses of worship, businesses, organizations and community groups. We provide age appropriate programs for elementary school through university level youth and young adults.

The best way to stop HIV/AIDS is through effective education and prevention programs. Take the first step today. Contact us for professional training and outreach programs available at no charge to you.

Educational Programs

  • Do the Right Thing 4 Life (DTRT4L): for African-American men and women of any HIV/AIDS status. Takes place in local barbershops and beauty salons. Call AIDS Delaware for more information.
  • Delaware Teen Idol: Delaware’s own talent show featuring original works of rap, music, spoken word, poetry, and skits. Teens audition throughout each summer for a chance to compete in the finals in August. Original works are to be focused on topics such as HIV/AIDS awareness, drug and alcohol prevention, sexual abuse, fatherhood, and other topics today’s teens face. Delaware Teen Idol partners with several local organizations, including Duffy’s Hope, Delaware Prevention Coalition, City of Wilmington, and Mayor Dennis Williams. The finals are hosted as part of Hollywood Invades Delaware weekend.
  • Life After Idol: Many Voices, One Path. Life After Idol envisions a community where youth of different backgrounds, beliefs and experiences work together and share responsibility for improving their own lives and the lives of those around them. We seek a future where Delaware youth have the space to expand their creative voices to express themselves, understand one another, and affect change in today’s society. Life After Idol uses the gifts of dance, rap, poetry and theater to bring a message of HIV/AIDS education to students and youth at local schools and community centers. The materials are written by the group’s members and performed by them, developing leadership and peer educational skills as well as gaining professional development in the fine arts. Click here to learn more about Life After Idol or click here to download a brochure about the program.
  • Other Opportunities: Businesses, schools, houses of worship, community centers and civic groups, we can provide up to date information and education through presentations tailored to your needs and population(s). From teens to people in their 50s and 60s (a rapidly growing newer group!), our staff is able to make the message of HIV/AIDS education relevant and understandable.
  • In Plain Language: for everyone of every race, sexuality and HIV/AIDS status. Learn how to be safe, learn how to make the right choices!

Contact us!

Please contact Frank at 302.652.6776 or hawkins@aidsdelaware.org to learn the time and location of a program near you or to set up a program for your community.