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  • Boys & Girls Club E.W. Hagler Club 1903 Division Street Augusta, Georgia, 30904 (map)

Project Alpha Offers a Seminar on Sexual Responsibility for Teen Males

Augusta, Georgia – April 3rd 2013 - Local young males will have the opportunity to talk “man-to-man” about issues of sexuality as they take part in a one-day workshop sponsored by the Alpha Chi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The Project Alpha seminar will be held on April 27th, 2013, (Boys & Girls Club E.W. Hagler Club (1903 Division Street Augusta, GA 30904).

The seminar will run from 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM.

Project Alpha is a national program, designed to help young men make better and more informed choices about their sexual behavior. Since 1980, Alpha Phi Alpha and the March of Dimes have being working together to help young men make the right decisions about the complex issues surrounding sex. This is a unique mentoring program which offers African-American men as positive role models for the next generation.

Presenters for the seminar will be Andre Goodman, and Brian Sims (Alpha Phi Alpha). Topics to be covered during the seminar sessions include: abstinence and the consequences of early sexual activity; peer pressure; HIV/AIDS; teen pregnancy; STDs; relationships; being a responsible father; and what it means to “be a man.”

Project Alpha seeks to create a safe environment where young men can learn about and explore their sexuality, manhood and relationship issues. The program’s three goals are:

Sharing Knowledge: combating ignorance and fear with factual information

Changing Attitudes: providing young men with the motivation they need to make positive changes in their sexual behaviors

Providing Skills: creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem

“The men of Alpha Phi Alpha are committed to helping the next generation of young brothers live healthy, productive and smart lives,” said local Chapter President Carl Prescott. “Project Alpha is just one way that we can continue to change our communities for the better, from the inside out.”

The workshops are free and open to teen males between the ages of 13 and 18. Pre-registration, however, is required for attendance. To register, or for more information, call the local Project Alpha chairman Andre Goodman at (706-691-3526).

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