Healing Tree Perspective on the matter of this HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Healing Tree Community Foundation Educate, Impact, and Empower our youth about HIV/AIDS. Due to the increase of violence in Chicago Healing Tree Community has created a program called “Power in Numbers” that Educate our youth about Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation, De Escalation, Bullying, we have also added the Social Emotional aspect to our program. As a community, when these tools are applied it has been shown through our Kellman students it is affective. Unfortunately, more than one thing working against us. In addition to drugs, gangs, poverty and ignorance Is head of the list, one of our enemies, HIV/AIDS, is growing more powerful and deadly day by day. AIDS is so relentless, that, it is the leading cause of death in youths 81% 15-24, 70% 13-14, 61% of all persons. AIDS unstoppable reach has even devastated the continent of Africa.
In light of the facts, we can no longer continue to watch these events unfold and simply do nothing. A dedicated team of young teachers, activists, marketers and entrepreneurs came together, rapidly, in early 2003. Our collective vehicle for social action is Healing Tree Community Foundation. We are fully committed to the demise of AIDS and ignorance within our communities and especially our youth. Healing Tree Community Foundation is prepared to fight…Will you join us?
Why is there a need for our MISSION?
The Epidemic In 90 percent of the households across the United States, families have a relative or know someone with the virus, even more staggering 75 percent know someone that has died.
For over 20 years now, we have been warned repeatedly about the dangers of AIDS. The Epidemic In 90 percent of the households across the United States, families have a relative or know someone with the virus, even more staggering 75 percent know someone that has died. We have seen people die and struggle with the virus. In 90 percent of the households across the United States, families have a relative or know someone with the virus, even more staggering 75 percent know someone that has died. The epidemic still devours our communities at staggering rates.
What makes HTCF Different? Constant interaction and consultation with Clinical Psychologists and Marketing adepts, we are elated to present a truly original and powerful methodology. From a psychological perspective, the more we understand of the human mind, the better equipped we are to deal with irrational human behavioral flaws (HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX IN THE ERA OF AIDS). A marketing adept’s point of view, you cannot make people do what’s right through the use of celebrity TV spot and clever ad campaigns. The lower nature of man is much too powerful and in control for that! You cannot beg and plead with our youth to do what’s right. In order to initiate lasting change in our youth, the subconscious mind must be repeatedly and intentionally programmed. It is our subconscious programming that enables our conscious actions.
Images go directly to the subconscious. Words have to be deciphered and digested by the intellect. That’s why a video and Social media with a half-naked females doesn’t have to verbally mention sex or tell you to engage in it. The image speaks to you beyond the capability of words. The music and lyrics just help to reinforce mental programming. With all of this said, What is our solution? Why not communicate to our to our audience in the same way the potent negative messages do? Don’t plead with or tell them not to have sex. SHOW THEM!! We can’t give children a chance to ignore our verbal messages. So to meet this advanced challenge, HTCF is calling upon YOU, O’prah Winfrey, Bill Cosby, Russell Simmons, Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey, Jay Z, and a host of other to assist us with our youth it takes a village to raise a child that same method applys when educating them about HIV/AIDS…Will you join us?
Healing Tree Community Foundation Prevention Methods
HTCF provided jobs for a number of Youth through the Chicago Park District
HTCF provided jobs for are youth with the help of Countrywide Entertainment Group Gordon and Emmett Richardson Merchandising for celebrities such as Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown Jay Z, Beyonce, Usher and many more Artists.
HTCF engage our students with our program “Power in Numbers” as well as our Celebration of Life “Spa Day” as seen on WGN Television.
Our events like “Celebrations of Life” help build self esteem with our girls in boys an in turn, they seem more receptive to getting tested.
We constantly keep them abreast to the virus and other STDS that our current with the help of Phyllis Rodgers Peer Plus Education.
HTCF provided a number of youth with computers through Robert King from North Lawndale College Prep