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Curious what Real Talk is all about? You've come to the right spot! Our Calendar will keep you updated and let you know where we at in your area for groups, community advisory boards, and special events.
Check out the A-Tech and PROMISE pages to find out what we do in groups.
If you want to join one of our groups and become a Real Talker, you have to be 13-17 years old and live in the Capital District (Albany, Schenectady, Troy).
Not sure if you want to join? Talk with one of Youth Advocates or one of the adult Specialists, ask us some questions about Real Talk, and then decide. Visit our Ask Me Anything page for more info about how to do this.
Sometimes there are Contests just for Real Talk teens where you win prizes like
If you're not a Real Talker, you don't get to enter, so, yeah, think about joining up with us.
You can also be part of our Community Advisory Boards, helping our Real Talk staff to figure out how to do a better job. You don't have to be part of Real Talk, just a teen living in the Capital District who knows what's really going on in your "hood" and can keep it real.
OPEN groups--anybody can join.
CLOSED groups--only teens at that site can join.
Some of the groups shut down from June-September, so check with us if you want to know if the group is running or not.
OPEN: Arbor Hill Library (148 Henry Johnson Blvd. Albany) Mondays 4:00pm to 5:00pm
OPEN: Liberty Partnerships Rising Stars Program (135 Western Ave Albany) Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
CLOSED: Albany Museum (260 Madison Ave) Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
CLOSED : Tech Group (927 Broadway) Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
OPEN : Albany Boys & Girls Club (21 Delaware Ave. Albany) Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
OPEN: Steinmetz Boys and Girls Club (118 Henry St. Schenectady) Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm
CLOSED: Charlton School (Burnt Hills, NY) Tuesdays 3:45pm to 4:45pm
OPEN : Bournt Library (948 State St. Schenectady, NY) Wednesday's 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Do You Want to Be a Part of
Ending the HIV Epidemic in New York State??
-You can-- If you are 13-23 years old and live one of the 17 counties around the Capital District
-Albany Medical Center(AMC) is doing a short research project to find out what young people know about HIV screening and prevention…
- If you have about 5-10 minutes, you can be part of this project by doing a short anonymous survey.
-You can do the survey online at https://amc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4HrUfpDI2WwMORT
or fill out a paper survey and send it back in the attached stamped, addressed envelope. Staff can show you a computer here that you can use to do the survey.
-You don’t give your name or any other personal information! Your answers are private and no one can find out your answers.
-There is no payment for you to do this.
-Results will be shared with the different agencies we are working with.
Albany, NY 12207