Community Advisory Boards (CABs) do a bunch of different things:
In our Teen Adult Coalition (TAC) in Albany and our Schenectady Teen Adult Coalition (STAC) in Schenectady, teens help Real Talk staff and other service providers in the community by telling them what's working and what's not working with their services and materials. We tell them what's going on with teens in our community, how to recruit new teens to their programs, and how to get the word out about their services. We review their fliers and other materials, give them advice on how to make their services more teen-friendly, and help them get the word out about all the services they offer to teens. Whatever advice the adults need--we give it!
Everything Real Talk does is reviewed through this Community Advisory Board. We know what teens in our community are doing and why, and we know the best ways to get other teens like us to reduce their risks for HIV/STDs, unplanned Pregnancy, and drugs & alcohol. It’s our job to tell the adults what to do to help teens in our community reduce their risks, how to do it, and when/where/why to do it. And they listen!
At least half of the CAB is made up of teens from the community of Albany, Schenectady or Troy—and the rest is made up of community members/parents/agency staff.
Want to be part of the board? To find out when and where the next TAC/STAC meeting is, Contact Us.
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