Girl Know More II: Increasing HPV Awareness and Vaccination Rates in Urban Youth


YES! Is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant for increasing HPV and HPV vaccine awareness in the Humboldt Park community!  This project titled Girl Know More II, is a replication of a public health education and marketing campaign that targeted African-American girls on the Southside of Chicago.  YES! is expanding this study to include both boys and girls in the Northwest communities that we operate.

We will be offering an HPV awareness workshop in addition to our regular health education programming to our students in the 4 high schools that we currently serve: Josephinum Academy, Pedro Albizu Campos High School, Wells Academy, and West Town Academy.  This workshop will increase participant knowledge of risk factors, prevention and treatment associated with HPV and STIs; increase the self-efficacy of participants in making healthy decisions regarding their sexual health; and to provide community-based sexual health resources.

There will also be Town Hall meetings for parents, community members, community based organizations and faith based organizations interested in learning more about HPV and the HPV vaccine.   At these meetings, participants will get a well-rounded perspective from our panelists about vaccinating youth to prevent the transmission of HPV and HPV related cancers and diseases. Please stay tuned for more information about these informative meetings!

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  • dejuian fisher
    commented 2016-12-22 15:18:42 -0600
    i learned not to trust every female that say they love you
  • Julissa Cano
    commented 2016-12-08 13:20:17 -0600
    This is really helpful for girls like me who don’t know where to find these kind of resources.
  • Julissa Cano
    commented 2016-12-08 13:18:14 -0600
    I love that they tell us this so we know where to go in car we need this.
  • Coco Bear
    commented 2016-12-08 12:52:48 -0600
    Knowing think about this is good so we know how we can get it
  • Angela Martinez
    commented 2016-11-29 13:50:31 -0600
    I’m glad we have this program in our school it helps us realize how to protect our self from getting something serious, and to prevent pregnancy, and show us more about our body then we think we know this program is amzing
  • Lucia Martinez
    commented 2016-11-16 08:13:21 -0600
    I’m glad that I was able to understand exactly how easy it is for people to get STIs.
  • Estefany ornelas
    commented 2016-11-16 08:12:46 -0600
    Will the projet help lower down the rates of HPV?
  • Jazmin Montes
    commented 2016-11-15 21:53:04 -0600
    I had no idea that there were so many STI’s that you could get during sex. I’m able to watch out for these and tells other of the dangers of not taking care.
  • Estefany ornelas
    commented 2016-11-15 21:39:05 -0600
    It’s shocking to hear from my health teacher that people in Chicago is most diagnosed with Gonorrhea.
  • Antoinette Vazquez
    commented 2016-11-15 18:37:58 -0600
    I didn’t actually know that some STI’s that you can’t see with a naked eye but thanks to the Y.E.S program I could know and Be careful when I have sex.
  • Kenyelle Meeks
    commented 2016-11-11 17:37:31 -0600
    I never knew that Chicago was the most popular city that has some of these STI’s and I’m glad that the Y.E.S program came to my school and helped us learn about this early on in life, and not having to learn the hard way.
  • Leona Petrovych
    commented 2016-11-09 10:48:57 -0600
    I never knew Chicago was the #1 city for gonorrhea!


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