Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Here is an announcement sent by the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center. I assume the post will cause some controversy since the words “teen” and “sex” are used often in the same sentence. Anyway, the press release is posted below. As the average age when people get married increases, if they choose to get married at all, should chastity till marriage be a goal? Do we get married to late? Are educational events like the one below for teens the answer? Should teens be having sex, even if they are educated on the topic? Please do also note the fair is not just about sex. Other topics include HIV, dating, drugs and alcohol abuse. If anyone has an opinion on the event, has been to past fairs or attends the fair and wants to enlighten us on what they saw, please do**********

Teen Program Presents the
3rd Annual Safer Sex Fair
Friday, March 25th, 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

The Kingsbridge Heights Community Center’s Teen Program will hold its 3rd Annual Safer Sex Fair on Friday, March 25th, between 4:30 pm and 8:00 pm. HIV testing, resource tables, and learning-focused games will take place between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm. A free dinner will be served from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, followed by fun educational workshops from outside providers between 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Workshops will cover dating safety; drugs, alcohol, and decision-making; and how to negotiate safer sex with partners. Teens taking part in this Fair will earn admission to a Teen Party at 8:00 pm, featuring music by DJ EStylez – the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center’s own Ian Pershad – as well as dance performances and competitions between youth from other Teen Centers. The event will take place at the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center’s main campus, at 3101 Kingsbridge Terrace in the Bronx. For more information or to participate, call Teen Program Director Sadie Mahoney at 718.884.0700, ext. 186.

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