The Youth Initiative is sponsored by NMAC in collaboration with ViiV HealthcareMagic Johnson Foundation, and Advocates for Youth. Together it develops future leaders among a cadre of Youth Scholars to take action to end HIV/AIDS in their communities via educational training, professional development, and networking opportunities. Scholars will also have opportunity to attend the US Conference on AIDS (USCA) September 6-10 in Washington, DC.  The application for this year’s Youth Initiative is now closed. Thank you for your interest and your continued efforts to end the epidemic.

2017 Youth Initiative Agenda:

2017 Program Timeline

Application Due Date April 28th, 2017
Notice to Scholars May 23rd, 2017
Orientation Webinar May 31 and June 1, 2017
National HIV/AIDS Testing Day Event [TBD] June 27, 2017
Webinar session: Topic TBD June 30, 2017
Webinar session: Topic TBD July 5, 2017
Webinar session: Topic TBD August 2, 2017
Webinar session: Topic TBD August 30, 2017
Webinar session: Topic TBD October 4, 2017
Webinar session: Topic TBD November 4, 2017
Program Celebration/ Closeout Webinar & (Certificates) December 13, 2017
USCA September 6-10
Community Engagement Planning activities September – December 2017
Youth Scholars World AIDS Day Events November 30 – December 2, 2017